Hi everyone - have had a good week of inspiration so thought I'd share it with you :-)First up was our Rose City Quilter's birthday meeting on Monday with Gloria Loughman as our guest speaker. She is a very talented quilter from Australia and she spoke to us about her landscape quilts and her process for making decisions about design, colour choice and construction along the way. Check out some of her quilts in the gallery here. And this Youtube video shows her talking about her work in 2007.
She has written a couple of books and I own her second. It is fabulous.
|Have a peek inside via Amazon|
|Fern Pool by Gloria Loughman|
First we painted onto paper - here they all are drying.
Then we tried ironing some of the papers onto different fabrics. The colours look completely different once they've been transferred.
Above the dark red on the left is the paper, next to the transferred more pinky colour on some satiny fabric. And the dark green paper looks lovely transferred to the lutradur which shows lilac and soft green.
I really like the transformation of the above ribbon - originally white velvet.
|Fabric left, paper right|
The above combination shows the dark paper, with lovely transfers to pelmet vilene left, lutradur below, and sateen to the right.
Rock salt is always fun to try on wet media too....
The other bonus is that at the end of all the transferring you're left with lovely papers as well as the fabrics when you're done.
It was a fun day. Sandra's blog is worth a look for gorgeous photos and sketchbook inspiration. She has published 4 books (her most recent this month) which explore inspiration, quilt design and workshop methods.
I'm stitching some more 6 inch blocks for the banner so will share more of that during the coming week.
Don't forget to leave a comment for my Giveaway before the end of July.