Quilt with Collagraph Prints

This is my second quilt that I have made featuring my collagraph prints. I have constructed the plates from empty cereal boxes from the recycling bin and also used string, white fabric and some paint.

I've explained the process in my latest article in the Magazine Quilting Arts Feb/March edition.
It is an easy project since you do not need any expensive equipment or a special press.
I LOVE to create art using recyclable material. Sometimes I incorporate it in the actual quilt or in this case I used it to create the printing plates.
With 50 weight thread I quilted free form feathers around the hearts. They are not perfect but I had fun drawing with the needle and thread without any planning or marking.
For the first time I used two kind of battings in the same quilt, cotton and split wool batting on the top. Love the texture that this combination creates.
The quilt is ready to be hung on *Valentine's Day*.

15 comments:

  1. I think your thread work is beautiful.

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  2. Lots of possibilities - the quilting and the collagraph really complement each other.

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    1. Collagraph are fun and addictive, since you can obtain many prints in one session.

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  3. Margarita, I love the texture you are getting in this piece. Absolutely beautiful!

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    1. Thank you Barb! Coming from you, who makes lovely quilts with lots of texture.

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  4. Wonderful! I like the slightly worn aged look of the print and the fme setting it off so puffily :)

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  5. What fun! It's lovely.

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  6. I have never had a collagraph turn out this well! This is quite inspiring. Perhaps I will give it another go! Thanks for posting.

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