Greetje Hein – Elements – Ice crystal
For me “elements” are a part of a bigger thing.
I love snow. Ice crystals are parts of a snowflake. There are many different shapes that all are magnificent and fascinating. So I chose a big ice crystal for “Elements”.
First I pinned batting underneath organza and stitched with soluble thread. Then I cut the batting away. This technique I saw at the website of Geta Grama.
On the dark blue fabric I painted several ice crystals with paint-sticks and a template.
Then I pinned the organza with the big ice crystal on the fabric and sandwiched it. Again I stitched around the big ice crystal with white embroidery-thread.
Around the painted ice crystals I stitched a line in free motion quilting.
I made “bubbles” in the spaces between all the ice crystals, all free motion.
Using a heat-gun I burned holes in the organza. In the batting of the big ice crystal I did this as well to create a damaged look.
The organza gives the quilt a frosty look.
Close up view: