Greetje Hein – Series#4 – Pansy 4

For my 4th quilt of the series I made again a background of different greens and purples.

On the left I used a few real pansies. I dried them for my 3th quilt, but ruined them when I ironed it. I could save three of them and used it this time. They are fused on the background and covered with silk chiffon to protect them.

I made the leaves with a semitransparent web.

For this pansy I cut the petals from pelmet Vilene. I  painted the wet petals with acrylic paint. After drying I stitched with several threads and yarn on each petal.

Only the center of the pansy is attached to the background to create a 3 dimensional effect. I embellished the pansy with beads.

A few years ago I did a workshop with this technique with Ronnie de Winter.


Close up view






Quilts in Series – Techniques



  1. Greetje, a show stopper the embellishment of the pansy is eye catching, love the use of dried pansies in the background a real ecological touch. What can I say about the painted Vilene…was it difficult, it is so real? Bravo

  2. Wow! What attention to detail, this is lovely. I love the real pansies and the details of the inner flower. Your colours carrying through all the quilts make it a really good series.

  3. The texture given by yarns, thread and beads gives a strong 3D effect to your pansy. I also like your colour harmony, it really helps to link the quilts together.

  4. Another beautiful pansy in your series. I love the cohesion in your work not only in colour but in design as well. The 3D effect is wonderful as is the embellishment.

  5. What a beautiful pansy this is. The colours and embellishments are lovely and the background design really sets off the centrepiece.

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