Thursday, January 14, 2010

Friday Flaunt - Trying something new

And I didn't think I would have a flaunt this week because I was just working away at my Feathers and Cicad quilt!  It is amazing what can happen in a few hours!  All started by.........


I received a beautiful parcel in the mail this morning. I opened it up and there was the most beautiful little quilt! It's title is "In search of Demeter". Dijanne Cevaal created it - I'll post a picture tomorrow - oops - I left it at work! I had to find out who Demeter is. Well now I know - she is Earth Mother! The Romans called her Ceres.






A friend of mine and I found a picture of a relief sculpture of her and my friend (Shirley), challenged me to do something with it!

Well I have. This is the first attempt - she is not pretty but I have learnt a lot from playing!

I started with some horrible pink fabric!  I mean really pink!  I toned it down with a strong tea wash!  It was still pink but not as bad.


Here is a close up - I've got to re-do the binding - my sewing machine decided she didn't feel like making a nice zigzag stitch tonight!  Well it really could be that I was impatient!  And her nose and eye have a few issues.

I have machine quilted all her outline and most of the detail and then painted the rest.  Like I said - I've learnt a lot - what to do and what not to do!

I might make her again one day and try not to make the same mistakes.


She is 18cm x 20 cm
Hugz


9 comments:

Paxton said...

WOW! Sally, I ..... you ...... mmmmm .... hey, you have left me speechless, you Brilliant Quilt Artist! I just know that everybody will agree with that! I absolutely love what you have done with Earth Mother. Her hair and the wheat arrangement in her hair is brilliant. Having seen the original article I must say that it looks even better holding it in your hands as the 3D effect you get is unbelievable.

Girl, now my challenge is, if I find more Roman goddesses, how about a Roman-style quilt? I now know that you do not back down from a challenge. Out to you now, Young Lady!

You are my inspiration!

Wandawitch said...

Way cool! You are so clever!

Paxton said...

I made an error - it is not Roman but Greek goddesses!

Sorry!

Fran C said...

That is really effective Sally lovely work, never thought of tea dyeing to tone down fabrics another thing to try.

cinzia said...

What an easy way of changing a fabric to a usable colour...tea dyeing. Your/Her hair and wheat are pretty clever.

Banaghaisge said...

Just repeat everything Paxton said and put my name to it! Well done, that girl!
We had the same sunset on Wednesday evening, just a bit earlier...
XXX

Jenny said...

Your very own Goddess - Earthmother.
Amazing work, congratulations!!

PamelaJ said...

Brilliant I love it. My promise to myself is to do more arty stuff this year ! It's good to play !

Dee Soden said...

You're clever!
Bring some clever dust with you when you come up here in May!

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