Joan Bailsford – Soft Hearted
This is an experimental quilt concept, which seeks to set hard/rough texture against soft/smooth texture.
The top layer is made from lace scraps which are stitched to a backing with heavy machine stitching to give it texture. This is further textured using a expanding medium and acrylic paints. The finished fabric has a rough and hard finish even though it has soft and fine lace at its heart. A heart motif is cut out of this fabric to reveal a layer of fine smooth silk below, to give a textural contrast as well as a ‘quiet’ colour to contrast with the busy colours of the main fabric
the “quilting” which holds all of the layers together is hand stitched using French knots and seed stitch.
beautiful colors. I love the idea of the contrast.
What a unique expression of the challenge theme. I am intrigued by all the background detail!
Terrific Love the colors and the intense texture -ing, the subtlety of the seed and other stitches Almost everything about it.