Tuesday, September 30, 2014


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.


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.