Thursday, 3 October 2013

Klimtesque 10 Journal Quilt

My Klimt Journal Quilts are growing in number. There are only 2 more to go till I have finished the challenge issued by the Contemporary Group of the Quilters' Guild to make a monthly journal quilt for 2013, sized 12 x 8" and on one theme of our own choice. As you have probably realised by now if you have been following this blog my theme is the Austrian painter Gustav Klimt.
I select a detail from one of his works each month to translate into fabric and I also put my own mark on it. I am trying to use more or less the same fabrics on all the journal quilts so that at the end of the year I can put all of them together into one large piece. The detail I have selected to interpret this month comes from Klimt's Sketch for The Knight, Stoclet Palace Frieze, Brussels, 1909. Sadly the Palace is not open to the public at the present time. You can see the detail above and originally this was a vertical detail which I turned as all our journal quilts this year had to have a horizontal orientation.
I pieced the background loosely following the colours as they were in the detail, then machine and hand quilted in matching colours and added size 11 seed beads around the edges of the different colour strips.
After that I left Klimt behind in order to put my own spin on things but staying in the spirit of Klimt. He was a master of embellishment and decoration,  and like me had a particular love for gold so I'm sure he wouldn't have minded me adding all those delicious sparkling beads and gold lame to the piece.


Dotty said...

I love the stitching and the beads.x

Linda said...

your interpretations of Klimt's works have been utterly fantastic Frieda! I so admire you many artistic talents.

Terri said...

Hello Freida,
Oooooooh, soooooo wonderful!!! You know I am swooning. I love Klimt's art and I love your art, and together magic happens! I am so glad you chose the to make a Klimtesque journal quilt! Your work is exquisite.


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