Greetje Hein – Series # Pansy 3
For my 3rd quilt of the series I made a background similar to the former quilts.
The pansy is made with thread painting. I learned this technique at the workshop of Susan Brubacker-Knapp. At her class we thread-painted directly on the fabric.
Instead of sewing on the fabric I wanted to create a pansy what is more or less 3 dimensional.
So I put small pieces of organza between two sheets of water-soluble stabilizer. I did this for each of the five petals. Each petal I thread painted with rayon thread in different shades of purple.
After washing the stabilizer out the petals curled a little bit at the edges.
I sewed the petals on the background by hand, but not at the edges. This edges are loose from the background to create the 3 dimensional effect.
I embellished the pansy and some other parts of the quilt with beads.
close up view
Quilts in Series – Techniques
Quilt 1 Quilt 2 Quilt 3