Posted by: maureenc | May 12, 2012

Pen’s Da Vinci quilt in one piece

 Today was spent (AGAIN) auditioning fabrics!
I realised that this could happen ‘ad nauseum’ so I promised myself that this quilt would be what Pen intended it to be:

a LEARNING experience embracing several art quilt techniques.

I know now, that I would never use a piece of WHITE damask again!

Despite the positive and negatives in the fabric pile, the overall effect is too stark Just maybe, I can brush it with a tea stain, and eliminate the glaring white.

(I’ll get back to you on that one!)
And maybe, if I use the brocade again, I need something more than the striped fabric as a counter point fabric.

I am not used to employing muted colours, and this workshop has re- inforced that for me.
I need try new scenarios…. New colourways..
Not stay with “tried and true,”But broaden my horizons, and my experience!

I must say that I have had fun delving into my stash of CQ fabrics rather than staying with traditional patchwork fabrics proving that there can be a melding of both schools of thought/method.

I feel that Traditional and CQ can work together.

The next few days I will try out some metallic threads as embellishment……….whether they will be GOLD (metallic) or coloured?

All I am hoping for, is to introduce such colour and pizzaz!
At this stage, I have no idea what will result.  Metallic embroidery (FME or not) is a whole new ball game for me.

Watch this space!



  1. That is how we learn,, trying new things.. and then they click, and we are happy.

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