Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Sparrow and Wren

Latest progress of the bird quilt. Painted onto fabric and quilted. Some birds are visible at first sight; some hide.

I am not trying to make a beautiful quilt, I'm just collecting snippets. The parts of the quilt are so different in style, embroidered, appliqué and painting. It is not consequent, but is meant to look like a collection. Bits from different origin on a heap. Ah, before I forget, this update is for Judy, the background of the moorhen, the moor and dark sky.

17 comments:

Chris Gray Textile Art said...

Gorgeous colours again Eva - especially the bird with the jade-green background....

...and such neat stitching too!

Clare W said...

I think this is gorgeous and very original xx

jude said...

this is exactly what makes a beautiful cloth. i am humbled.

Deb G said...

Eva, this is fantastic! It is all different, but it looks like it belongs together, a success.

Rayna said...

You have a great eye, Eva. This piece is quirky and wonderful - and wonderful exactly because it is so quirky!

Eva said...

Jude, please, no! And, Ladies: You are my heroines!

Megan Coyle said...

What a lovely quilt--it's coming along quite nicely. I especially like the two birds in your first two detail photos.

jess said...

The red with the purple really makes me smile!

Cecilia Levy said...

what lovely work! The different techniques and vibrant colors makes it come alive, I love the black bird in the down right corner especially

Judy said...

I love what you have done!!! Thanks for sharing that lovely, lovely background!

xo

Judy said...

I cannot get enough of this lovely bird quilt! I'm looking at it again and again. What type of paints are you using? Can you describe your technique, or is this a deep, dark secret??? It appears that you are sketching the bird onto the fabric and then painting the dyes on (perhaps DyeNaFlow?) and then embroidering? I'm particularly enamored with the second bird down on the left, with the red neck! wonderful work!!

Eva said...

No secret! Judy, thank you for your comment. I use liquid textile paint by Marabu after sketching with a black textile pen, then iron it and quilt, that's all!

yveline said...

Beautiful birds...all! this will be a beautiful piece.
Je suis en route pour Berlin: rendre visite a un petit Prussien de 2 ans, mon petit-fils Danial
Take care, yveline

Judy Alexander said...

I love this quilt. The design is so unique and original.

Dawn Wilson said...

What a wonderful quilt! i found you by way of Jude Hill and have also been inspired to start a quilt. I would love to see the details of the embroidered birds.

mendofleur said...

I love this quilt! The colors are so exquisite, and I love the various birds, always a favorite.

mendofleur said...

I love this quilt! The colors are so exquisite, and I love the various birds, always a favorite.