The David Hockney Challenge was just the beginning…..

Posts tagged ‘Finished quilts’

No Title Yet…..

The photos are coming in thick and fast!  This one is from Gill Lewis who is in the enviable position of having finished her quilt by the look of it.  Gill says…..”No title yet but the refraction speaks for itself”.

image

Three Green Waves…..

……by Sandra Goldsborough.

 

DH Quilt by Sandra Goldsborough

Three Green Waves with Orange Sand

The title of my DH Quilt is “Three Green Waves and Orange Sand” which was inspired by the painting that Hockney did in 1989.  I originally intended making it a lot more textured and using many more fabrics and have some lovely green dyed scrim I was going to use.  I also meant to include quite a bit of hand stitching and embellishment.   I have had limited time to do it and, to be honest, am basically more comfortable using fabrics already printed so I choose to reproduce the image from my (fairly large) stash!

I made my pattern, altering the proportions as necessary, to produce a 30 x 40cm quilt.  I found the suitable fabrics and machined the “waves” in place on top of the sand and sea background. I then machine quilted on top of the bonded fabrics using a straight stitch and walking foot (it is not free machine quilted).  I then wanted to add some more colour and got out my Faber-Castell Gelatos which I bought from Hilary Beattie at last year’s Festival.  I had never used them before but found they produce the effect I wanted.  I used them dry but they are water soluble so suitable for either technique. I can imagine they will have lots of uses so thank you Hilary!

You can see Sandra’s work in progress on this quilt here

It’s not all black & white…..

…..by Pat Sperr.

"It's not all black & white" by Pat Sperr

“It’s not all black & white” by Pat Sperr

My finished quilt is 30″ x 40″, portrait, and is called “It’s not all black and white”.  My inspiration came from a black and white picture, hanging in a corridor on the top floor of Salt’s Mill. The picture looks at first sight to be a drawing, but closer inspection shows it to be a collage! Notice the reflections in the windows opposite, that’s where the trees come in.

The inspiration for my quilt.

The inspiration for my quilt.

Three Tall Trees…..

I’ve finally got around to finishing my 30″ x 40″ quilt which I’ve called “Three Tall Trees”.

Three Tall Trees by Karen Lane

Three Tall Trees by Karen Lane

Seasons of a Tree…..

Seasons of a Tree by Mary Jackson

Seasons of a Tree by Mary Jackson

This photo shows Mary’s 30″ x 40″ finished quilt “Seasons of a Tree” with the four individual seasons grouped onto a background quilt.

 

Wine Glasses…..

by Carole Hagan

My four small quilts were inspired by David Hockney’s quick sketch of a wine glass.

I used curved stitching for the backgrounds, cut in 4 different ways -and made the wine glasses from scrunched up tissue paper stuck onto muslin and painted with fabric paint.

I have then replicated his reflection on one glass (sewn onto the glass), and then shown his signature spectacles, his hand holding a glass and a lit cigarette! Hopefully all very David Hockney!

I have included a copy of the original picture that inspired me.

I have enjoyed making these quilts, there’s a lot of pressing to do and a bit of touching up but they are more or else finished!

image

image

image

image

This picture provided the inspiration for my designs

This picture provided the inspiration for my designs

Woldgate Tree…..

At the Waltham meeting Rosie took photos of the finished quilt that Kath Greenfield has made as well as photographing some of the pages from Kath’s sketchbook.  It isn’t a requirement of the challenge to produce a sketchbook but it can be a useful tool to help develop an idea and also a good way of remembering how a piece of work has been constructed.  Another way to do this, and the one I tend to use, is to start your own on-line journal such as a creative blog so you can keep track of how your work develops over a period of time.

This beautiful monochrome quilt is called Woldgate Tree and is 30cm x 40 cm landscape.

Woldgate Tree by Kathe Greenfield

Woldgate Tree by Kath Greenfield

image

image

image

%d bloggers like this: