Els Mommers – Music


Inspiration: I love string instruments and play a lot of this music while working in my studio.

I started with transfer painting on lutrador, made some designs of string instruments on paper and cut them from the lutrador. These shapes are applied to the commercial background fabric by means of raw edge applique.
I then painted piano keys on white cotton. This cotton was placed under the violin and provided with a shadow to add some depth.

In my stash I found some fabric with musical notes which is added under the instruments.
At last I copied some silhouettes from musicians with wind instruments from the internet and raw edge appliquéd them on top. The quilt is machine- and hand-quilted and faced.

Close up view:

  1. What a nice musical collection, Els! Love the colours of your music.

  2. Else, I knew it was your piece the moment I saw it. The shapes and colors plays the music to me…

  3. I love how you have managed to work the piece using your preferred colour palette! A great piece.


    Very interesting composition with different instruments and good contrast between bright colours and black and white ones !

  5. So colourful and vibrant as stringed instruments can be, marvellous interpretation.

  6. Very nice piece Els. Love the way you build it up and hear the music in it! Great shapes and colors.

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