Saturday, February 25, 2012

New work

I've got to get 4 12" x 12" quilts finished very soon for the Aust/NZ Art Quilt Yahoo group. The theme is other countries - this one is New Zealand, inspired by it's greenness and lush ferns. I've finished Japan, Brazil and well on the way to getting Morocco done. The group is having an exhibit at the Melbourne Quilt and Craft fair.

While I'm happy with this, I think it may need something extra - its a bit the same all over - what do you think?
The yellow cotton fabric has leaf and gelatine prints the green/blue border fabric is sunprinted on silk.

Work in progress: Monoprinted with thickened Procion Dyes. I intend to give this a little more complexity with some more layers but sticking to the squares design.

This is better than it looks in the pic, it was a fat quarter of commercial novelty quilt fabric. It had little fluorescent orange bugs with green shoes and white googly eyes - one under each spot. No, I didn't choose it - it was in a bundle I bought.
I knew I'd never use it, so I altered it by stencilling the spots and then using some plastic lace to print the background with metallic copper textile paint.

Don't forget my give-away if you haven't already entered - details in the previous post.
Finally, a warm welcome to my new followers.


Fran├žoise said...

Beautiful work Linda. I especially like the red monoprinted piece. Looking forward to seeing what you'll do next.
Have a nice weekend.

Annette said...

I agree with Francoise, love that red piece..

Judy Ferguson said...

Linda, your New Zealand quilt is in need of a focal point. Something that makes it stand away from all the other designs. Could be done by punching up the color somewhere. Love the monoprints.

Arlenesfelt said...

I really enjoy your blog. You have a wonderful eye for both color and design.

Judy said...

Oh I do love your New Zealand piece. The colors are quite similar to one that I'm working on right now.
I'd love to be entered in your giveaway! I'll be sure and post a link to your blog in my next blogpost.


Laura said...

so lovely!