Monday, September 5, 2011

More Stars

 A few weeks ago I posted an image of the completed Gaudi Star quilt which is part of my Houston Exhibition. Here is a shot of my original inspiration from Parc Guell in Barcelona

I had quite a few hand printed hexagons left over so when I was invited to contribute a small quilt for the Silent Celebrity Auction in Houston I jumped at the chance to use up more of them

So I stitched them together by hand

Painted a Gaudi inspired star design over the top in transparent paints so that the gold opaque paint still showed through

Then quilted it using the hexagon designs as a starting point in a continuous line freemotion design.
Now faced and hanging sleeve attached - I am very pleased with it. Now I just have to hope there will be some bids on it in Houston.
BUT - now I didn't like the large exhibition quilt as the vast expanse of yellow had always worried me but I was too nervous to do anything about it when my deadlines have been so tight.

But I thought - what the heck and got out the paints again and attacked the yellow. I am so glad I did now and am much happier with it.


Kathleen said...

How beautiful are these! Great execution of your inspiration. Love them all.

Jeannie said...

The printed fabric is beautiful, as is the quilt. Is your own design for the thermofax? Beautiful.

Judy said...


This hexagon Quilt is stunning, with the painted embellishment to the surface. Good luck with the exhibition and your trip.

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