Thursday, August 20, 2009

Silk is a wonderful stuff to handquilt

Quilting waves on silk is a very pleasant thing to do. I use parts of a cushion cover, made in India, in a beautiful but too dark ikat pattern. Then again I do some appliqué, but I don't have the patience to turn the edges. So I close them with a hand zigzag stitch that I have become quite familiar since I did the witch gown.







Then I had the idea to cover the flying duck with these stitches all over. It looks like a net. Crazy thing to do, but is it worth the time?
And then there are more chickens from the chickenshack quilt I haven't made into a cushion cover yet. Shame on me.

By the way, there is a wonderful Uzbek ikat for sale, way beyond my wallet, but a museum piece.

8 comments:

Deb G said...

The red bird on the green background is beautiful!

Chris Gray Textile Art said...

...love those waves!.....

ArtSparker said...

Thee are all kinds of rhythms going on here.

Tiggy Rawling said...

The flying duck is cool. Love the hand stitching, such an organic effect.

Thanks for the link - gorgeous Boro Quilts, and again all that stitching gives a new life/rebirth to old fabrics - very Japanese. And yes, we did have fun!

Carol said...

I've caught up with your posts of the past few weeks and really enjoy your wisdom, sense of humour and your beautiful work. I love these birds you are doing now, especially the red duck with the tiny stitches. I also like seeing glimpses into your life, like the previous post about the Hamburg park and your holiday in Denmark.

Judy said...

Between reading your and Jude's blogs, I'm craving handstitching while on vacation and just can't get enough of it! I can't wait to get home and dig deeper into my stash! Your goose covered in a net of handstitching is fabulous! And I love your waves of quilted silk! Thanks for the inspiration Eva!

jude said...

all the stitches always seem worth it to me. i am very impressed with yours. quilting on silk IS especially nice, isn't it?
weather has finally cooled a bit here. whew.

Rayna said...

Makes me want to go back to hand-stitching, Eva. Your work and Jude's are so special because you are putting your hands right into/onto the work. Wonderful! I have always thought one's stitches are like one's fingerprints - they are uniquely yours.