Monday, 17 October 2011

Quilting-Painting whole cloth quilts

This week has had many ups and down and a lot of time taken up with other pressing matters.  It is one of those moments in my life where I have had to put my art aside a bit and change my focus on other things.  I don't really enjoy doing this but I have alot of pressing things that need taking care of.  Life's like that sometimes :)

In the last couple of weeks I have had time to finish painting the top of my daughter on her violin.  I have enjoyed painting her and I was hoping to enter into a competition but I just plain ran out of time.  It has been a challenge but I love the results.

The skirt has been painted and stamped and stencilled.  I used homemade original designs for the stamping.  To add texture to the skirt I used different sizes of bubble wrap.

I added a dark line around her bust line to give more shape to her.

Next I added a paler shape around the back of her. 

I changed the photo into black and white to make sure I had enough tones on her.

I didn't like the background so I turned it into a full circle.  This really looked like the moon so I decided to make a night sky behind her. 

I will add more of the dimension to this piece with free machine quilting.

As I have painted this piece of work I am feeling closer to my daughter.  It has really helped my relationship with her grow and flourish.


  1. and...I love that feeling of love and kindness and good wishes of every kind you get while working on a piece for or about another.

  2. Lovely. I think you did the right thing with altering the shape to a full circle. And that's a good tip to change the photo to black and white to check tonal contrast.

  3. Thanks for your supportive comments. I'm pleased with her too. I am struggling with the quilting though so it might be a while before That gets posted LOL


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