Friday, 23 May 2008

just teasing


If you're wondering what I've been doing this month - well - I've been making a quilt. It will feature in an exhibition this summer (a big juried one if I'm lucky, a small open-to-everyone one otherwise. All I can say about it is it's a bit weird (I'm not sure where it came from) and it's made of scrim. One detail above and one below:

I have really enjoyed working with scrim: I love the effect of transparent overlays - a bit like putting on watercolour glazes only with crosshatching cause by the texture of the scrim itself. I've used dyed wadding (batting) as the base colour, a purple which shows under the blue in the middle of the second detail.
Now fired with enthusiasm for scrim, I'll just show you the first stage of the second scrim quilt - various blues and greens "glazed" over bright lime green wadding (batting). Not sure where this is going next (though I have a number of ideas which should be interesting)


4 comments:

Annica said...

Love the colours! Can't wait to see more.

zquilts said...

Ohhhh !! Both so lovely. The one on the bottom holds a LOT of potential. Wow!

Liz said...

I love what I can see of this.... such gorgeous colours and shapes...

hippopip said...

I love the scrim quilts beautiful colour and great texture, now I know why I have a large stash of dyed scrim!