Fabric Collage Revisited – Part 2 – The Conclusion.
Posted 17 January 2010on:
It has been several months since I presented the finished quilt to the recipient, and I thought that as my hours are dropping in the next few weeks, that I should write something more about the quilt, and show some more in progress photos, as well as one of the finished project.
It was bittersweet to present the quilt to our friend, I really liked it, and almost didn’t want to give it up. In the previous blog Fabric Collage Revisited, about this project, the last photos show my technique for working on the water.
Unfortunately, I didn’t take photos in progress of the land portion of the landscape. The photo below (clicking on a photo will display a larger image to see the detail) is the landscape portion finished, with a piece of black tulle laid over it.
The tulle helps hold all the little pieces, requiring less stitching to hold everything in place. Black is best, as it does not really change the colour of the fabric.
The next section I worked on, was directly to the left of the collage section, and is the Ship’s Crest. I used my artist’s prerogative, and decided to duplicate only the rook portion and the background to it.
I stitched the red and yellow pieces, and then cut them so they would be on the bias. I appliqued the rook , and then thread painted it to give it, its dimension and colouring.
I added a border to the collage portion, then attached the Rook. I added a blue piece on the top and bottom. I used a font on my word processor, for the lettering, and printed it off, and then traced it onto the blue fabric. I thread painted using a Sulky variegated rayon thread. I really liked the way this thread practically glowed on the fabric. This was the first time I had used a rayon thread for quilting. I was very impressed with the results.
This is the finished top, being sandwiched. I was standing on a chair above the table to get the shot… didn’t think of hanging it first!
And this is the finished project.
And this is the recipient and I.
I presented the finished quilt to Pamela at the Change of Command Dinner, with Pamela stepping down in July 2008. Pamela spent her first summer as a Cadet at the Summer Training Centre in the summer of 1980, and was the first female Commanding Officer of HMCS Quadra.