Tuesday, September 30, 2014

SAQA AUCTION - STORM


Week Three of the SAQA Auction opens today and my quilt STORM is in this batch of quilts. 

I thought I would show you how I made it.

First I painted a fat quarter of fabric with blues and earth colours using Sun Dye Fabric Paint.
Stitched the top to the bottom to create a tube and then cut it into strips.
The strips were moved up and down slightly to create a Bargello style piece.

 Then I placed a tree silhouette cutout on the quilt top
 and sprayed over it with a metallic green/gold paint creating an outline of the tree and softening the background

 I stitched around the tree shape with a 12 weight Aurifil cotton
and accentuated the sky shapes with a thinner weight cotton.
 I quilted the background in a spiral design which really pops with the painted surface
 It still needed some more and as I thought it looked like a windy storm I decided to add text with stamps which further highlighted with Gem Fabric Paint.





I hope you like it and of course fingers crossed that it sells to raise more money for SAQA.




4 comments:

JustPlainLaine said...

Absolutely stunning!

Barb S. said...

Storm is absolutely stunning! Thank you for the step-by-step photo tutorial.

Barb S. said...

Storm is absolutely stunning! Thank you for the picture tutorial.

Anneliese said...

Thank you for showing how you did it - it is wonderful. I love the quilting.