I am very happy to be on the home straight with my latest quilt. I confess to falling in and out of love with it. At times it's all too much Chanel handbag, but then I spot it across the studio as the light is falling on it and it's a lovely, luxurious jewel. I'm just completing the binding so I'l post proper photos when that's done but for now here's a couple of details.
Having recently taped a video on one of my favourite techniques for DMTV I was really tempted to add a little paint over the whole surface to tame the gold down a bit. Having slept on it, I'm not going to and have stayed my paint roller armed hand. There's a sister piece to this one that is painted and I reckon if I do the same to this one there'd be no point in having two of them!
|"Frosting" - a technique for adding paint to stitched textiles. A recent video on DesignMattersTV.|
I'm really pleased with how the backings are working on these latest pieces. You might remember I created these handwritten digital print fabrics months ago and they've been patiently waiting in a pile for their moment. At least there won't be any confusion over the title!