Chantal Guillermet – When East Meets West – A very same world
One of my resolution for the New Year was to try to work with shapes and lines from architecture. For this first quilt on architecture I’ve chosen to work from a religious point of view comparing the round and generous shapes of a Russian Monastery with the sharp spike of a bell tower from western churches.
The picture of the Monastery comes from internet, the church one comes from a picture I took of a small Roman chapel in the French Burgundy area. I’ve used the same colours on both sides to show that despite our differences we have a lot in common.
I’ve used hand dyed cotton poplin and linen. The leaves on the top are stencilled with paintsticks and free motion quilted with gold and rayon thread.
For the churches I’ve reproduced my design on tracing paper, free motion quilted it on the top of the paper. Eventually it was painted with metallic fabric paint and Neocolor II. I’ve also added some stencilling with metallic wax. The poplar tree and the pebbles are made from silk paper.