Els Mommers – Series #2 – Abstract
ABSTRACT: Series # 2 :LOCK
My quilts are almost always realistic so “Abstract” was really a challenge for me. How to change my black and white lock into an abstract piece?
I made all kind of designs in Photoshop, but I wasn’t satisfied. Then I found a sample that I had made a while ago with a technique described in the Quilting Arts 82 magazine by Susan Purney Mark. I wanted to use this technique for the lock.
I started with all kinds of scraps in yellow, gold and purple and without overlapping, I ironed them next to each other on Vliesofix/Wonder-Under.
From the piece I created using the Wonder-Under, I cut all types of shapes that I then partially overlapped on a yellow dyed fabric. I again ironed them, creating a new patchwork.
I simplified the shape of the lock and cut it into separate pieces. I raw-edge appliquéd these shapes with monofilament yarn on a purple batik background. I made the keys in the same way and cut them apart too. I also added several keyholes. The complementary colours make the piece stand out from a distance.
I stitched the background in squares to emphasize the square shape of the lock. The squares are filled in with alternating meandering quilting, like a chessboard.
The quilt is finished with a facing.
The whole process can be seen on: kunamola.blogspot.com
Abstract, Quilting Arts magazine, Susan Purney Mark, lock, scraps, overlapping fabric, vliesofix, wonder-under, partially overlapping, fusing, simplified shape, raw edge appliqué, monofilament yarn, purple batik fabric, square shape, complementary colours, meander quilting, kunamola.
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