Thursday, 1 August 2013

Klimtesque 8 Journal Quilt

Life has returned to normal here after my mother's visit and she has taken the sunshine back home with her. In a way I don't mind (as long as it returns shortly!) as there is lots to catch up with. We've also entered a new month and thus it is time to upload a new Journal Quilt for the Contemporary Quilt Group. My theme for all of these this year is the Austrian painter Gustav Klimt, and the size is to be 12" x 8".
Triangles figure in a lot of Klimt's work but I took my inspiration for this particular piece from the above detail that can be found on Klimt's sketch for The Knight, for the Stoclet Palace Frieze in Brussels, 1909. It has a lot of goldwork on the drawing.
My translation uses the commercial black and gold spiral fabric that was based on the spirals in Klimt's work combined with pieced triangles from batik fabric. The piece was hand and machine quilted. As I share Klimt's taste for elaborate embellishment gold sequins, and beads were lavishly added. I hope to put all 12 Klimtesques together at the end of this year into one large work celebrating Klimt.

2 comments:

theresa martin said...

Lovely and happy Klimt piece. The embellishments are perfection.

Lenna Young Andrews said...

I look forward to seeing them all together . . . this one is beautiful Frieda and I love how the "Link within" app is showing others in the series right underneath, scrumptious!! xo

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