Margaret Horton – Connected by Stitch

I was very slow to make a start on this quilt and I think because of this I figured out what I was doing in sketch form before I looked for fabrics.  This is an unusual approach for me as I am usually seduced by the fabrics first.  T his method has resulted in a sketch book, which is bursting with samples and ideas, but I wonder if I will put it to use in the future; we’ll see.

Also, the technique I intended to use was already in my mind – transfer paints.  I have used them in the past but not in any significant way and this quilt gave me an opportunity to sample.

My quilt represents to me the way our group is connected by stitch and the ‘ladies’ have blank faces because I do not know many of you by sight, so that seemed an apt way to portray friendships that have been created solely by the love of stitch.

The transfer paints give unpredictable colour results and much depends on the colour of the fabric on which they are printed.  My background is a dyed poly/cotton shirt which once belonged to my husband and when he wore it was plain white, but as soon as he retired all his white shirts were put to much better use.

M Horton

Close up View:

M Horton2

  1. Love the colours you selected and the simple but effective way you’ve interpreted the theme. You also have had much more success with transfer paints than have I! Must try again… 🙂

    • creativethreads@sky.com

      Thank you for your kind comments. I find that if I ‘warm’ the fabric to which I then iron the papers, it seems more receptive of the colour. I also find that the second print is better than the first, but do keep trying, it will be worth it. Margaret

  2. Beautiful colours and your interpretation is very innovative, I think you have mastered the transfer paints. Well done

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: