Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Solitude Journal Quilt

It was a real autumn morning covered in cobwebs and mist. A new month has begun as has a new season. And it's also time to share my new journal quilt for September. These monthly journal quilts are part of a challenge set by the Contemporary Quilt Group. They also dictated the size as 6 x 12". I choose to use the horizontal orientation and to dedicate all my journal quilts this year to words.

As you can see I have left the word (Solitude) smaller than on my other journal quilts so far, because I liked my background so much that I didn't want to cover most of it up. This background was made using the smallest size gelli plate (3 x 5") as a stamp to get the different coloured areas while at the same time using wooden carved blocks (from Textile Traders) in the paint first.

Afterwards I stamped on the trees (also from a wooden carved stamp). The piece was then extensively hand quilted using running and back stitch as well as embellished with seed and bugle beads as well as sequins. The binding fabric was painted on the gelli plate too.

The word SOLITUDE was stamped onto a separate piece of fabric and hand appliquéd on. I'm now thinking about my next word!



Lenna Young Andrews said...

I like this one especially. The hand printed fabrics from Gelli prints and wooden blocks look so good, not to mention your beautiful hand stitching. I like the word a little smaller to show off the background -very well done Frieda!

Evergreen Mo said...

This is a lovely idea to quilt using a word for inspiration. I really like the colours you have used in the background


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