Sunday, February 14, 2010

southern lands first batch

for better or worse here are the first batch of southern lands quilts - i'm going to deliver them to a fellow exhibitor's house this afternoon so she can despatch them to cologne. she is also developing an exhibition website - will let you know the address when it's live.

burnt landscape #1 - a burnt quilt with many layers - i think this was the one where i broke 8 needles during the quiltingred ochre landscape - an experiment in fabric manipulation and painting on silk, canvas and cotton (memo to self - this was an absolute bitch to sew the sleeve and label on - next time use a looser weave backing)
desert night is my favourite - it was so easy and straightforward and has best quilting on it
and last - creator spirit - my troubled and troublesome child. i'm still not happy with it but am just going to let it go and maybe have another go at the subject with a burnt quilt.

5 comments:

M* (Melanie) said...

Felicity!! They are just simply amazing! Absolutely breathtaking. You have captured the outback landscape superbly. It's like looking down from a plane and seeing all the dried rivers, dunes and rock formations. I also love the desert night too. All the dancing flickers of colour and light against the dark background are beautiful. Well done!!

The WestCountryBuddha said...

Wow! They look absolutely fabulous. Well done you. Such a lot of hard work but it must feel good to have finished them? Have a celebratory something or other!

Mermaid's Purse said...

I love the burnt ochre one .......... fabulous colour & texture!

Lynn said...

These are all amazing. The work that went into them is outstanding. I love the top one best, but all are terrific.

Neroli Henderson said...

Gorgeous textures! How big are they? Would also love to know what the layers are / technique (layering and heat gunning?) for the desert night, it really does look great and I wouldn't have thought it was either easy or straightforward :) I like the last one too - in fact think it's one of my favorites. Would look great framed on a white backing.