Greetje Hein – M
For this series I had a few “rules”: I wanted to use different colors and different shapes for the fieldflowers. The starting point was a meadow of flowers. I couldn’t think of a flower M with a different shape and color I used for the other quilts. That’s why I decided to make the meadow itself. All the flowers for the other letters are in this piece.
This is the coordinating quilt for the whole series. Instead of doing the word vertical I did this one horizontal. I also situated the flowers in the background and kept the letter M as it is.
First I painted some spots on the background fabric with a sponge. After that I used the confetti method with batik and embroidery floss. I covered this with green chiffon. I used the colors from the other quilts. The trees are stamped and thread painted. For the three-dimensional effect all the different flowers of the whole series are embroidered or cut from batik and stitched in the center.
When I was satisfied with the background I took a picture of this part. I printed it several times on photo fabric and cut the word “meadow”. This is stitched on the green velour de panne. Finally the green lace and some beads are sewn at the bottom.