Monday, February 2, 2009

Ochre - "Desert sunset"

A quilt that had to participate at a competition in France but I decided not to attend given that my sewing machine let me off without any notice.I mean, it began work poorly and with all my efforts to adjust it I just did not to ruin my days trying to adjust .. It was strongly attached to the thread, it broke 4 needles, and so on...In short, it will be pensioned and I will buy a Janome how soon! Looking forward! :)
The "ochre" quilt is based on the idea of sunset in the desert more precisely on the colors of the specific and natural phenomenon. I strive to use and deals with materials that render more possible the natural phenomenon and sincerely I`m satisfied about the composition.
Technically I used rail fence quilt block adjusted for background. Curves are hand sewn in reverse applique and other elements are simple applications. The dark border are quilted with cactuses which are made in free motion technique.

Overall I like the grand result but I think I would have liked it more if I found some baticks in shades of specific ochre... the effect would have been spectacular! I had to thank with a stylized "desert sunset ".
Anyway, I hope you like the result.
Happy quilting and see you soon!!

Un quilt care ar fi trebuit sa participe la un concurs in Franta , insa am decis ca nu va participa avand in vedere faptul ca masina mea de cusut m-a lasat balta fara nici un preaviz. Adica a inceput sa lucreze prost si cu toate eforturile de a o regla nu am reusit decat sa -mi stric zilele in care am incercat sa o reglez. Si mi-a strans ata, mi -a rupt 4 ace , etc... Pe scurt, intra "la pensie" eu urmand sa-mi cumpar un Janome cat de curand! Abia astept!! :)
Quiltul "ocru" are ca baza ideea de apus de soare in desert mai exact culorile specifice acestui spectacol natural. M-am straduit sa evoc si sa folosesc materiale care sa redea cat mai natural fenomenul per ansamblu si sincer sunt multumita de compozitie.
Tehnic am folosit quilt block rail fence adaptate pentru fond. Curbele sunt cusute manual in reverse applique iar celelate elemente sunt aplicatii simple.Borderul inchis e quiltuit cu cactusi realizati cu free motion . Per ansamblu imi place combinatia rezultata insa cred ca mi-ar fi placut mai mult daca gaseam batikuri in nuante specifice de ocru...daca gaseam batikuri in nuante specifice de ocru...efectul ar fi fost specatculos! A trebuit sa ma multumesc insa cu un "desert sunset" stilizat .

Oricum, sper sa va placa ideea .
Spor la lucru si pe curand!!