*BLUE* quilt - *Stitched* Celebrating the Art of Quilting

 
*BLUE*
 
To celebrate *The Art of Quilting in Memphis-Tennessee* I am participating in an event called Stitched.
 
The requirements are to make a stitched three layer quilt with any material but a measurement of 24" by 24". Also, it has to be predominantly in blue color. 
 
Did anybody mention *ANY material*? Of course I took advantage of this and embarked on making the quilt you see above with paper and fabric.
 

For the background fabric I applied hand-lettered words to write *Blue-Azúl* . I also made brick shapes in different hues of blue.


Then, I applied my technique Infused Newsprint Cloth (INC) as part of the flower shapes.


Afterwards, simple hand stitching with thick embroidery thread was applied (the same color as my paint)



 

I used the *Hug Stitch* around the flowers and on top in brick shapes for texture.


Detail
 

 
Detail
 

As a surprise to the viewer I hid  the word blue. So while quilting the three layers together  I made sure to stop at the drawed lines which caused the letters to pop out. It will be interesting to see how many people will notice this detail :). 

I will be teaching Infused Newsprint cloth in May: more details here.

10 comments:

  1. Love this what fun! What is the hug stitch?

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    1. The HUG Stitch it's a hand-embroidery stitch that I developed. It was published in the premier issue of the French magazine *Simply Moderne* 2015(it's also a workshop I offer)
      Thank you for your kind words Shirlee :)

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  2. Superbe et belle explication merci pour le partage

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  3. Beautiful! Has a complex simplicity. And I love the hug stitch!

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    1. Thank you Madalene for your kind words. The *hug* stitch it's very versatile :)

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  4. So many different ways to sneak blue into the composition. Fascinating.

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    1. Thank you Gwyned. Yes, it was a challenge to mixed different hues of blue and a delight to work with.

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