Saturday, 14 March 2015

Organza

At AMQF last year, I was inspired by a gorgeous and remarkable quilt by Jamie Wallen which employed applique over organza layered over an otherwise wholecloth quilt sandwich. I sourced a few colours of polyester crystal organza and have been experimenting with layering and the effects I can create.


These are the three main fabrics I'm working with; a dark teal blue organza, an aqua batik/hand dye and an pale gold organza. The organzas are hard to photograph and took a while to edit in Photoshop to get them accurate, but I wanted to try and show the difference between the original appearance and how they appear layered (in progress below - even harder to photograph, although the colours are fairly true).


This is just a peek at what I'm working on at the moment. I have a vision of how it will turn out, but I suspect it will surprise me. I've actually ended up using quite different applique techniques and styles from the inspiration quilt, but plan to stick with the dense style of quilting from the original which I learned in the class I took - only I'll be incorporating my own elements.

5 comments:

Helen@Till We Quilt Again said...

Whatever experiments you are working on--it is looking wonderful and look forward to the end result.

Marlene said...

That looks really interesting. If the bottom of the picture is sand the organza gives it that true sparkle as when the sun shines on it. Can't wait to see how it turns out.

Sandy said...

This looks really interesting. Whatever you're doing is wonderful!

J Perl said...

I miss seeing your beautiful work - it's so inspiring. I hope all is well with you and your family.

celkalee said...

Just a note to say hope you are well and all is well with your family. Not meaning to intrude but you have been missed and your amazing work as well. Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.