Thursday, 22 May 2014

The Sun is Shining Journal Quilt

The text on this Journal Quilt reads: "Somewhere the sun is shining". That may well be true, but it's not shining here in Macbiehill at the moment. It was quite a shock to the system after yesterday's lovely, warm and sunny day to be greeted by a cold wind and rain this morning. So perhaps this is a good day to upload this sunny piece that was inspired by the monthly theme on the Sketchbook Challenge site. It was The Colour Yellow.  
Hurray, yellow is my favourite colour and I love the sun, so I combined both elements into this 10" quilt. I started with yellow habotai silk which I stamped with a collection of my favourite stamps, using blue Staz-On ink. I then selected a sunray stencil (from Heidi Swapp) which I had used previously to make one of my Documented Life planner pages (see this previous post).  I used the stencil to mark out the rays on the blue Dupion silk fabric using Bondaweb, cut out the rays and applied the blue on top of the yellow fabric.
Hand stitching and beading was added to the blue rays and yellow seed stitching to the yellow ones as you can see on the detail above. Finally I added the yellow button and beaded around it, and the vintage text was added last.

Just looking at it on this dismal day makes me feel just that little bit warmer.


Linda said...

Yesterday and today we are experiencing dark days and thunderstorms so this gorgeous quilt has brought sunshine to my day too!

Miss Iowa said...

Beautiful, Frieda. Your attention to detail never ceases to amaze me.

theresa martin said...

Absolutely beautiful Frieda. I love the blue and yellow combination.


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