Saturday, 1 January 2011

'Ancient' quilt

I've worked like crazy over the past two days, tearing up fabric strips, laying and pinning the design out, all ready to take in the car with me for our two hour trip to visit friends on New Years Eve. All in vain, my husband came down with a very nasty chest infection, causing the cancellation of our planned trip. Alas we had a very quiet celebration at home which enabled me to complete the preliminary stitching of the quilt. I'll probably leave it for awhile to decide what additional stitching or embellishment I'll add to it. I was pleased with the 'aged ' look of the fabrics. I might even add very old linen buttons here and there.


The torn strips waiting to be assembled.


Pinned and waiting for stitching.


A close up of some of the stitching.


Now waiting for more stitching or embellishment. It's about the size of a cushion.

I'll be teaching a workshop from home in February on gelatine printing, so if you're interested
please email me for details.


HAPPY NEW YEAR

have a very Happy, Healthy and Creative 2011




19 comments:

TonyaA said...

I love your choice of subtle colors. It is beautiful!
Blessings, peace, and love to you and yours!
Tonya

Doreen G said...

Happy New Year to you as well Ro.

Jenxo said...

oh this is going to be beautiful....love the fabrics.
Happy new year to you too...

downunderdale said...

happy New Year Ro - looks wonderful - 2011 must be our year of slow cloth and appreciaion of the finer points of life....

grrl + dog said...

ahhh..

I see it's woven.. great method.. with the look of patchwork without the hassle and added strength too.

Beautifully aged...

my word is "susse" means sweet in german.

Jacky said...

Looove the gelatin printed fabrics, beautiful aged look Ro. I think I mentioned in an earlier email I would like to do that class, so please put my name down!

Lovely woven cloth.

Jacky xox

femminismo said...

Love the quilt! Sorry about your husband's illness. Have fun with the gelatin printing. I found it to be one of the most fun art projects I've done. I still have printed paper to use up in a project. Maybe this holiday weekend! Happy new year!

Heather said...

So sorry your husband is ill - the cold/flu bugs seem to be global - our son had one just before Christmas and our son-in-law has been ill since Boxing Day. I love the vintage look of your quilt - the subtle colours are beautiful. Hope 2011 will bring happiness and good health to you and yours.

JP said...

just love the colours of this

NuminosityBeads said...

I love the ethereal and worn subtlety of your design here. Whenever I see this sort of stitching it inspires me to add that medium to my repertoire.
Just lovely.
xoxo Kim

Julie said...

Don't the fabrics all look good together? I hope your DH soon feels much better. Happy New Year!

Julia said...

Just stunning, Ro!!!...love it,...xx..julia

Elizabeth said...

I LOVE the torn strip woven method taht youa re using- perfect for these fabrics.!! I hope that Steve can get past his virus quickly- we have all ahd it here and it takes ages for tall of the coughing and goo to go away!!!
As I siad before it is going to be a fabulous artistic year !!!!
Hugs!

sue said...

It looks gorgeous - like ancient fabric that has been unearthed in a tomb!

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

Happy new year to you Ro
Carolyn x

Cobi said...

I love the looks of this work. I've never done any gelatine printing but now I'm looking around for lace to use. This is absolutely inspiring.
Well wishes for your husband and I hope it'll pass you. Take care and have a good 2011

Parabolic Muse said...

Oh, Ro, this is wonderful. It's so pretty and detailed and perfectly squared, I think. That's a LOT of work! It looks like something one can become completely absorbed in and even addicted to! (speaking for myself, of course)

Happy New Year! And may your class be a rousing success.

Dot said...

Hi Ro. I hope Steve is feeling much better. Sounds like he has had a nasty run of illness over Christmas and the New Year. Your quilt is looking gorgeous. Love the subtle colors and aged look. Beautiful work.Count me in on the gelatin class in February (as long as it is after Feb 15 I would love to do it).
Dotxx

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