Gaye Alger – Monoprint – A light Fall of Snow
A Light Fall of Snow
After a lot of sampling on paper and fabric I was decided on an idea when I had to make a sudden visit back to England. It just so happens that the weather had suddenly turned cold and snow had fallen on the hills. As I was driving over these hills I realised I was driving through a perfect monoprint. I stopped to take some photos and my quilt is the result.
It is very simplistic. I used white acrylic paint (with a small quantity of fabric medium) on a black fabric and using a large sheet of freezer paper as my “plate” I was able to draw and produce my picture with one print. I have free motion quilted the outlines of the main features and used a decorative stitch for the barbed wire. I decided against my plan to heavily free motion fill the background snow areas as I realised it would hide the wonderful texture created by the printing process. I then simply put a larger than normal binding in black to frame the picture.
It is different to my usual quilts but overall I am pleased with the results