Saturday, 12 September 2009

Journal Quilt August



Finally, after a 4-month gap, I made another journal quilt for the Aus/NZ Art Quilters group. The theme for August was Motion and I thought it would be a good way to try out one of my gymnasts screen prints in a quilt. I chose the pommel horse, because on that apparatus the gymnast performs a series of continuous motions. The 'shadow' was made with a Paintstik on a freezer paper stencil.

For the text on the quilt I used some childrens' alphabet stamps. I quilted them with a free-motion zigzag stitch; the first time I have tried that. It works very well for letters!

I am quite happy with this journal quilt. To see the other ones, click on the tag journal quilts at the end of this posting.

3 comments:

Sally Westcott said...

Linda,

Your jurnal is brilliant! Love the colours! You can almost see him swinging his leg back down again!

Back to work on my gelatine plate monoprint Waves!

Sally

Margeeth said...

Very beautifull, really good interpretation of the theme.

Nia Tilley said...

I love your journal quilt Linda. The quilting is great - a new pattern for me to try. I love your blog, don't know where you find the time to be so creative with such a young family - well done.