Thursday, November 03, 2005

Quilt: Irish Seascape

Irish Seascape by Renske Helmuth (24 x18") Hand applique and a minimum amount of machine quilting A member of my quilt guild showed me a picture of a painting that her mother got as a gift in Ireland. She wanted to make a small quilt out of it, but did not know how to go about it. I took her picture with a promise to give it a try. The hardest part was to make the pattern. With a painting you have limitless possibilities with your brush strokes, but working with fabric you have to make the pieces big enough so it is workable. Once the pattern was made and some more fabric had been bought it was time to go at it. The actual applique did go fast. I would like to mount this landscape at some point, but for now I have put a border around it. It has been machine quilted, just enough to hold the layers together. Here's a closer detail:

1 comment:

  1. Your work is really lovely. I do like this piece. I'm so glad I found your blog. I shall come back often.