A blog about making art and other things using cloth, paper, paint, colour, stitch, and all sorts of exciting techniques, some of which I'm sure I still have to discover! I hope that the joy all this gives me is visible in what you can see here.

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Harbour Lights for my August JQ

If you look back to my post of the 20th July, you will see a piece of breakdown printed fabric that I had also embellished with spots of acrylic paint. Well, I decided to use this for this months JQ, after taking some photos of reflected harbour lights in Goodwick, near Fishguard last week. My piece of fabric reminded me of the sea at dusk, so all I had to do was to add the effect of the lights on the water. This JQ also needed some text, one of the criteria for the four quiltlets from June to September. I just added the word 'Light', and hand stitched in pale yellow thread, and added some yellow wax crayon for highlights. To finish, I machine quilted the ripples in silver, two shades of blue. I have put a photo below of the inspiration for this piece, and as you can see, it's not a direct copy, more of an impression!

The harbour at dusk in Goodwick.