Monday, 5 February 2018

Two little quilts


I realised that although I posted on instagram, I never showed you the finished result of my experiment with upholstery fabric sample scraps.

When I last wrote about them, I was dithering about how to quilt the two pieces I'd made.  I ended up with two very different approaches - one quilted simply in the ditch and one a combination of machine quilting with some full on hand embroidery in perle cotton.

So here is Little Brown Quilt:




and in complete contrast, its more extrovert sister :




 I do love Little Brown which is very 'me' and reflects my interest in printing and a particular image I wanted to convey.    I like the other one too, but in having fun and playing with the scraps I seem to have ended up with something which shows its influences in the beautiful work of Lucie Summers.  It's very hard to be original - I guess we have to make what we want to make and acknowledge our inspiration when we can!

8 comments:

  1. Both are wonderful little quilts! I would have said the first was my favorite up until I saw the second. I love the stitching details!!

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  2. Beautiful. Both of them. Although I love the colours and the textures of the 'extrovert' sister, I love the Little Brown a tiny bit more, but that's mostly due to the 'introvert' colours :)

    -Soma

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  3. Lovely to see the final results of your experiments Catherine, they have both turned out beautiful too. Lucie Summers' book is one of my favourites to flick through when I am in stitching doldrum :)

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  4. They are both beautiful quilts...I tend to go for bold and bright but I do so like that little brown quilt.

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  5. Lovely results. Normally vibrant colour would call to me but your muted palette on the little brown quilt is calming and very appealing to me!

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  6. These are great. I love them both but, more than that, I love them together. I think they make a perfect pair :)

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  7. MORE beauty here! Love these but very especially LIttle Brown!

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