These are Terri's Stepping Stone designs and I just love them all! They are, from left to right, Stepping Stone #1, Stepping Stone #2 and Stepping Stone #3 and as you can see, they all complement each other beautifully.
Thank you Terri for the beautiful stencil designs!
I started by adding some fabric medium to a light tan acrylic paint and using an old brush, I stencilled Terri's designs onto some of my hand dyed fabric. I wanted a subtle paint colour that would give me some definition, but not steal the show from the hand stitching that was to come. I pulled the colour from one of the other fabrics I was using in this piece.
After stencilling the designs, I cut the fabric into circles about a quarter inch larger than the stencilled image and I used a fusible web to applique them onto other hand dyed fabric. I outlined the stencilled lines with some of the indigo thread that I dyed this summer.
I used a simple running stitch for the lines and French knots for the little dots that appear in the centre of the flowers in the 'Stepping Stone #1' design.
You can see the finished art quilt, as well as some close up shots of the quilting here.
Excellent project! Love the finished quilt! It is gorgeous! Not the traditional square shape! Love how these circled stencils are worked into your design!ReplyDelete
Thanks Nydia. I love how it all came together, shape, colours and all.Delete
So beautiful Linda! I just love how you've used the stencils here.ReplyDelete
Thanks Terri. I'm thrilled with how it all turned out. I love working in this intuitive manner...just start playing and see where it takes me. Your stencils were a great jumping off point, along with that skein of thread my friend gave me to send me in a certain direction with regards to colours.Delete
Oh Linda.. your patience and talent blow me away.ReplyDelete
WOW! This is absolutely stunning! Love the colors of the hand dyed fabrics and the thread color is amazing! This is such a gorgeous project! TFS!ReplyDelete
That is so beautiful...love the stencils.ReplyDelete
Super! Wow! This is a great project!ReplyDelete
it's a great idea, thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
Beautiful. Simply beautiful!ReplyDelete