Sunday, March 2, 2008

Sunrise over a door

At our patchwork group, we were asked to make a door or a gate. None of us has been very thrilled by the idea, but it had to be done. So here is what I came with, just finished it. The background is made of a layer of black net, with patches of colored organza, simply sewed with a black metallic thread. The gate itself was made with the embellisher, one layer of commercial felt, one of scrim in the same colores as the background patches, little patches of fabrics embroidered with the built-in stitches of my sewing maching (great fun, by the way) and a layer of orange organza. Then again sewed by machine on the background, and the "stones" are hightlighted with the same metallic thread. The piece is 10"x10".

10 comments:

fifiquilter said...

Were you one of the people who wasn't too inspired by the theme? It certainly doesn't show in your work - it's beautiful. I like the idea of the net & felt.

startare said...

Very inspired, I think.

Annica said...

Oooh! The colours! Love the colours! :-)

Angelcat said...

Beautiful, the colours are very vibrant!

Wurzerl said...

Habe ich das richtig verstanden, das gute Stück mißt nur 10 x 10 cm ?????
Ich kann mir das gar nicht vorstellen, das Tor und die Steinquader, es wirkt soooo viel größer und ich finde es gut gelungen. Ich freue mich, daß Dir die neue Maschine Freude macht!
Lieber Gruß vom Wurzerl

Solange Bonnet said...

C'est vraiment beau. J'adore les couleurs et la conception de l'ouvrage.

Allison Ann Aller said...

I like the way you are pushing on the properties of your fibers, fabrics, and tools (the decorative machine stitches and the embellisher).
Even though the project may not have excited you, sure working with your materials this way must have!

I would love to go back in time and have some cocoa in that kitchen you created for your TIF, too! ;-)

sandra wyman said...

Love the gateway - must return to experimenting with transparencies. Amazing that it came from something you weren't inspired by!

arlee said...

I second, third and fourth everything everyone else said :} I like it!

Vivian said...

You achieved great texture to give an ancient feeling. Arches hold a fascination for me.