Thursday, May 25, 2017

The Wall

Some years ago, I pieced the batik fabrics with the intention of making a quilt, I do not even remember what was in my mind at that time. At some point, though, after I had pieced them, my inspiration left me and the strips were put away in a box.

Later on, in July 2011, I saw this photo by Spanish photographer Javier Berasaluce, and I told him I was keeping it. I printed it and pinned it to my cork board. I found it very inspiring, although I needed a long time for it to come to a boil. But it eventually happened and all those little strips got out of the box and were put together.

I had ordered a bolt of the black and white fabric, which is still for sale in my shop, and I envisioned it as a way to break the three different sections as well as adding a distinct texture. When I cut the strips, I was amazed at the effect: it looked like lace. I loved it.

The quilt was finished in 2015 and is now covering my bed in Spain.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Sea of Grass - Mar de hierba

This is a quilt that I made for my niece Natalia for her 50th birthday.

I started it with the idea of using only blue, yellow and green fabrics. Why did I decide that? I have no idea, I can't remember.

It is about 50x50 inches. All the fabrics are commercial cottons. Some of them are Dutch Wax manufactured in Holland by Vlisco, some I purchased in Mali 15 years ago, some are regular quilting fabrics that I collected since I started quilting in 2006.

It is machine pieced and hand quilted, and it has no binding, I faced it. I quilted it with Rainbows by Superior Threads, a 40wt trilobal polyester. The thread color is Citrus Cooler and it has green, yellow and orange. It is a very shiny thread.

The quilt is now in France and I am happy to say that the recipient likes it.