Friday, 17 February 2017

Let's dance

Here are my two dance related Journal Quilts hanging at the quilt show at Ingliston near Edinburgh. The light conditions weren't ideal for photography!

So here are pictures I had taken before sending these 2 A4 sized pieces to the competition. First off there is Dance to the Music of Time:

And underneath: The Last Dance:
Both were inspired by a quotation from Goethe that reads: " True art can only spring from the intimate linking of the serious and the playful". That link for me is dancing. I made a spread in my art journal last February, and that was the springboard for these journal quilts.

These pieces were done on a background of loose silk fabric snippets and threads, that was covered with a chiffon scarf and then machine and hand stitched. Figures are in silk and were seed stitched, before being machine appliquéd onto the background and embellished with beads and sequins. All the embellishments were acquired during my trip to New York last year so they bring back many happy memories.


Linda Kunsman said...

I LOVE THESE!!!! They are just so joyful Frieda! And I love the Goethe quote too. Congrats on another quilt exhibition too!

Miss Iowa said...

These pieces are fabulous! Your dancing figures look so playful. I especially the colors of the second one (pink/red).


Related Posts with Thumbnails