Tuesday, 10 April 2012

more Journal Quilts

Also over the weekend, I managed to finish off the last 2 red journal quilts. Actually, I had made the tops before I did the strawberries, but I was still considering how to quilt them and whether they should be one off ideas and I should do fruits/veg each month.

So, I quilted them over the weekend and did the binding today. The aim for these was to try the concept of Notan a video showing the concept. I wanted to see if I could create something that looked like flames using the technique. Because the challenge says up to 25% of any other colours, I took 1/4 of an A4 page and used it to create the design. I cut one set of shapes out of yellow batik design and the other I cut the shapes from the red hand dyed fabric (from Farne Designs) and fuse it over a dark grey fabric. I have saved the red shapes - possibly to use in one of the future journals, but we shall see.

So, one is Red Flames

and one is Red Smoke.

I think this technique might be interesting to use for creating a background to stage a dragon scene.

1 comment:

Ruth said...

I am following this with interest and sheer admiration at your artistic flare and skill at turning it into a fabric creation.