March Journal Quilt

March Journal Quilt – Promises of Spring

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March has been a wonderful month – up until the last couple of days when temperatures have dropped noticeably.  But the daffodils are in full bloom, with the wild narcissus pseudonarcissus  being the first to flower.  The primroses are also flowering and the willow has begun to leaf.

Black ink transfer of the narcissus,  yellow and green dyed silk organza, applied with bondaweb for the narcissus flowers and leaves.  Two layers of organza for the primrose flowers which are sewn just at the centre with the bead.

I am not entirely satisfied with this quilt – it is a little monotonal, but I feel it does convey the spring colours in my garden.

Something different

March 1st

Usually I have an idea in my head and then work out how to produce something from it.  This time I took one of my pieces of shibori dyed cloth  and let it speak to me.  This is the result:

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Title : Echoes

Stitch, additional fabric paint, chalk ink stamped using an oak leaf, discharge, white pearl painted bondaweb, silver foil.