|My first landscape quilt|
I just love all the different styles of textile art and quilts that you see on the internet. There are some seriously talented people about! One style that I particularly like are landscape quilts and you may recall that I tried one of those fairly recently and told you about it in my last post. I will definitely be trying another at some stage too. Another style that I really like are the more abstract pieces which often feature flowers or seed heads and I have been itching to have a go at one.
|Practice quilt (including butterfly design)|
At the end of last week I sorted out a small free-motioned quilt that I had made as a practice piece to audition quilting designs for a larger quilt that I was making for a friend. I had thought that this little practice piece would make the perfect back drop for some applique which could be quilted over and turned into a textile art quilt (well, that was the plan but it is a bit of an experiment!)
The small quilt was already quilted but, one of the designs was a butterfly which I didn't really want in the background of what I was planning. So the first thing I had to do was unpick the butterfly quilting. I then re-quilted the area with the same background pattern that I had quilted the rest of the quilt with.
|Practice quilt with background requilted|
and applique shapes added
|Applique seed head with quilted detail|
In the meantime, I have also finished stitching the next stitch to be added to the 'Sew Simple Things Sampler' designed by Serena Boffa Soda of La Casetta Nel Bosco. I am really loving the pretty design.
Thank you for visiting and have a lovely week.