Friday, December 27, 2013

'Celebrate Who You Are' is finished!

A couple of weeks ago I was playing with a product called DeColourant, as well as exploring a technique for adding text to a quilt which I picked up from Laura Kemshall.  You can read about that here.  I went on to add machine stitch to that little quiltlet, which you can see here.

Today I'm ready to share the finished art quilt with you. I created a separate slightly larger quilt, on which I mounted the 'quiltlet'.  I then added a few little elements to each side, which I fused in place and then used hand stitch to embellish them further.  A bit of hand stitch was also added to the top left and bottom right corners and then button stitch around the edges to create a binding.

I'm really happy with how it turned out, and I must say I love the way the initial piece of hand dyed fabric informed my choices for the background colours.  I don't think I would have thought of using that rusty tan colour with purple, but I really love how it all works together.



Thanks so much for visiting today.  It's always such an honour to have you visit, and I love reading your comments!  

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    1. Thank you Denise. Hope you're enjoying this festive time of year!

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  2. I really love this colour palette, Linda. In fact, I made a quilt inspired by a similar colour grouping a few years ago. Now I'm inspired to make something again... :)

    http://kitlangfiberart.blogspot.ca/2010/10/welcome-to-diva-quilts.html

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    1. Thanks Kit. I love how the colours just came about and yes, I agree that they're great together. I'll certainly do more with these colours in the future.

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