Greetje Hein – Series #1 – Black and white – tulips
Series no 1: black and white
“Where are the colors”
Where I live is the biggest tulip area of The Netherlands. Every spring we are surrounded by hundreds of tulip fields. I am always impressed by the huge variety of colors. I want to make a series of quilts, inspired on tulips.
Our first challenge is in black and white, so no colors at all. I want to use only white fabric and add the black with different materials.
The leaves are painted with black textile paint on plain white cotton fabric. I doubled the fabric with cotton batting. I stitched the leaves with rayon thread and a walking foot.
To make the tulips I also used white fabric with batting. I stitched the tulips in three sizes. After stitching, I cut them out and added a little shade with a black paintstick. The tulips are attached to the background by hand, only at the bottom of the tulip to create a three dimensional flower.
There is a little free motion quilting of the background between the leaves.
The quilt is faced binded.
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