Els Mommers – Entrance – Cathedral Doorway

I love the beautiful doors of old cathedrals, so it was not hard to decide what to do for Entrance.  I started by doing  free motion quilting on some sandwiches (layers of fabric) and tried different colors thread and paint. On another piece of  fabric I used gesso to paint the stones for the doorway, over painted it with different colors of fabric paint and outlined it with black acrylic paint.

Doors and doorway are stitched on a piece of rusted fabric. Pilars are made of fabric paper and the “sculpture pieces” are made with puffpaint, heated with a heat gun and painted with gold metallic paint. On the black silhouette of the lady I used some Markal paintstick.

Technique: raw edge applique, fabric painting, rusting, hand piecing, free motion quilting.

The whole process can be seen on: http://kunamola.blogspot.com




Close up View:




  1. This is a work of art the way you have used fabric and techniques to bring out the features of the cathedral is a credit to your many talents. bravo

  2. When I saw the colour of “Cathedral Doorway” I knew it was you !
    It is so beautiful and I’m always amazed by the variety of technics you use !
    Bravo Els

  3. carolinehiggs

    Love it, the way that you have used the rust fabric and added the texture is just brilliant, a great piece!

  4. joanbrailsford

    What a beautiful and accurate representation of the cathedral door. I love the warm colour palette and as always your techniques are wonderful.

  5. Wauw Els, what a lovely quilt. As always I’m impressed how you use many different techniques. It si nice to see the whole process on your blog.

  6. Wow Els, this is another stunning piece. I just love the rich colours and all the techniques used to achieve the wonderful effects. I have been on your blog too, to see the process. I can usually pick your work out very quickly at each reveal.

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