Tuesday, 11 February 2020

The Wonder of Eyes

One of the exhibitions at AQC this April will be The Wonder of Eyes. This is a fundraiser and people have been asked to make a small 20cm x 20cm (approx. 8") quilt. The little quilts will be on display at the Quilt Convention and when the Convention closes a swap will take place and we will be sent someone else's little quilt as well as making a donation to the Fred Hollows Foundation, which helps to restore sight to people in under privileged countries.

I was going to make a little quilt with a fish eye of course! But I couldn't find a photo that I was happy with and in the end, I went to my bird photos and found a photo of a peacock that I could use.

The Peacock fused onto the background

Then I heavily thread-painted him on the machine.

Thread-painting the peacock

Then I quilted it with silk thread and faced the quilt instead of adding a binding.

The Peacock©2020 Linda Steele
I was happy with him and I hope the person who receives him is happy too. I wonder which one I will receive?

Another exhibition at the Quilt Convention is the Visions 2020 Textiles and my image has been one of the quilts used in the promotion.

Fragile Future advertising

Fragile Future was one of the hardest quilts I have ever made. I now have a new respect for anyone who makes a portrait quilt. One incorrect quilting line on the face changes and deforms the face and has to be unpicked. I think I might try to make more so I improve.

Bye for now,


jude's page said...

Well done Linda, they look fantastic.

Linda Steele said...

Thanks Jude, it's always a challenge to get these done by a deadline but a great feeling when they are done.

Mary said...

Your quilts are beautiful 🙂

Linda Steele said...

Thanks Mary, you are very kind to say that.

Robbie said...

The peacock eye/quilt is wonderful!!!

Linda Steele said...

Thanks Robbie, It's easy to have doubts when you are working for someone else!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Congratulations on your quilt being chosen for their promotion materials. And....lucky indeed the person who received your peacock and all for a good cause too.

Linda Steele said...

Thanks Magpie Mumblings, I'm looking forward to seeing all the quilts at the Quilt Convention in March