Chantal Guillermet – Series #3 : Wallflowers : Gone with the wind …
Inspiration : It is a romantic composition about the passing of time and what is left of memories and family secrets : a diary, old letters, lace and linen from another time.
Material : Vintage hand dyed linen and lace, vintage monogram, silk, metallic fabric paint, commercial stencil and acrylic paint, silk thread and hand dyed coton perlé.
Technique : I started by layering and sewing my fabric in place and did the stencilling. This time I did not fuse them because I wanted to do more handstitching and I wanted the quilt to stay soft. The different fabrics are linked with the lace and the monogram piece is appliqued with a tiny buttonhole stitch. The flowers are cut out from silk and embellished with metallic paint. They are fused on the background and free motion quilted. They are floating in the air, moving in the wind …
The flower branch : I have used the same design than in the previous quilt, as a reminder. It is free motion quilted and coloured with inktense pencils. For the hand quilting I have used the fold of the fabric and the line left by the dye on the fabric as a pattern.
The quilt is faced.
Close up view:
Quilts in Series – Wallflowers
Quilt 1 Quilt 2 Quilt 3