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:
What a stunning piece, really effective!
This is an eye catching piece. A classic design full of detail. I love it.
Beautiful Greetje. I love the holes in the organza.
Lovely idea and a striking piece of work
A stunning use of your talents, I feel the frostiness of the snowflake and this must be great to view in reality.
Very effective technique ! definitely it shows you’re inspired by winter !
This is a wonderful interpretation and the attention to detail really gives a delicate and interesting effect. I love the frosty feeling you have achieved