Friday, October 26, 2012

"Reflection 1" - finished !

If you jumped over here from Blogger's Quilt Festival - Welcome, hope you enjoy your visit with me! First, I want to say THANK YOU to Amy - for organizing "Blogger's Quilt Festival" again! It's always so much fun to see quilts from all over the world and read the storys about them. At the end of this post is the button to take you to the Festival - don't miss out!

Zuallererst mal ein dickes "DANKE" an Amy - die wieder das "Blogger's Quilt Festival" organisiert! Jedesmal aufs Neue ist das einfach toll, die Quilts aus aller Herren Länder zu bewundern und ihre Geschichten zu lesen. Am Ende dieses Posts ist der Button, der dich direkt zum Festival bringt, glaub mir, das willst du nicht vermissen ;-))
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My entry this time is a finished challenge quilt for my online challenge group "Art 1016". I blogged about the beginning of it here and here ... and after I took the pictures of my painting efforts, I stopped taking pictures
As I wrote here, I used a pic (with permission!) from Stefan Wensing. The part of his picture I used was transferred with Acrylic Medium to organza. Next came joining it all together. The happy figures dance on a 10" square, the lonely reflection is mounted on a 10" x 6" rectangle. Both are separated by a small red-and-white piping. In my country, red-and-white means "do not cross!" The bottom rectangle was quilted with silver thread (a nightmare!) in a straight-wavy pattern, the square is quilted with loops. Last, I did the binding, also with the red-and-white striped fabric. 

Mein Festival-Beitrag ist mein Challenge-Quilt für "Art 1016". Über seine Anfänge habe ich hier und hier gebloggt ... und nachdem ich die Bilder meiner Mal-Bemühungen gemacht hatte, hörte ich auf zu fotografieren (nicht-so-schlaue-Idee-die-ich-da-hatte). Jedenfalls, ich habe einen Ausschnitt aus einem Bild (mit Genehmigung !) von Stefan Wensing verwendet. Das wurde mit Hilfe von Acryl Medium auf Organza übertragen. Danach habe ich mein Top zusammengesetzt. Die "Rumhopser" kamen nach oben, ihr einsames Spiegelbild nach unten. Getrennt sind die beiden Flächen (ein 10" Quadrat und ein 10" x 6" Rechteck) durch eine rot-weiß gestreifte Biese (denk' an Absperrbänder - so ist das gemeint). Unten habe ich mit Silberfaden ein langgezogenes, wellenartiges Muster gequiltet (der Faden war ätzend!), oben gab's Kringel. Zu guter Letzt kam dann noch ein Binding dran, auch aus rot-weißem Streifenstoff.

10" x 16" Art Quilt, mixed media techniques
And now you might ask: what has this to do with reflection? my quilt shows the two different reflections of one and the same person. The top part shows what the world sees: an energetic, happy, active person.
The bottom part shows how this same person sees its own self: a lonely human being, numb, no energy left. The red-and-white strip tells everyone "stay out" - afraid and ashamed, he/she does not dare to reach out for help, but continues to hide behind the mask of that happy person he/she used to be. 

Und jetzt fragst du dich wahrscheinlich - was soll das? Was hat das mit dem Thema "Reflektion (Spiegelung)" zu tun? Mein Quilt zeigt zwei Spiegelungen ein und derselben Person. Der obere Teil zeigt, was die Welt sieht, was wir sehen sollen: einen energiegeladenen, glücklichen, aktiven Menschen. 
Der untere Teil zeigt, wie dieser Mensch sich selber sieht - einsam, abgestumpft, keine Kraft mehr. Der rot-weiße Streifen signalisiert jedem "Zutritt verboten" - ängstlich und verschämt, wagt dieser Mensch nicht, um Hilfe zu bitten. Statt dessen versteckt er sich lieber weiterhin hinter der Maske des Glücklichen, der er mal war. 

Designed and pieced by: Me :)
Quilted by: Me again, on my home machine
Dimensions: 10"x16"
Best categories: Art Quilt, Wallhanging, Mixed Media

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I also linked up with Nina-Marie from Creations, Quilt Art, Whatever for "Off the wall friday" - take a look, if you're mostly interested in art quilts!

A huge "THANK YOU !!" to Stefan Wensing, he allowed me to use one of his pictures he published on his blog. Just click on this link to see more of his work - he does wonderful work !!
Nochmals vielen Dank an Stefan Wensing für die Genehmigung, sein Bild für meinen Quilt benutzen zu dürfen. Ein Klick hierdrauf bringt dich auf seinen Blog - der Mann macht richtig gute Bilder !!

And - as promised ... - here's the Link for direct access to Blogger's Quilt Festival - Enjoy !!!
Und einfach auf diese Zeile klicken - schon bist du direkt auf der Website zu Blogger's Quilt Festival! Viel Spaß ... und hol' Dir vorher noch 'nen Kaffee oder 'nen Tee ;-))

25 comments:

Eileen said...

Always look forward to what you do! Interesting and poignant quilt. Thanks for sharing and thanks for photos site. Love it. Have a great day

Franziska said...

Wow. Der ist prima geworden!
Danke für Deinen Besuch bei mir!

Sabine said...

Och, der sieht so traurig aus, dass man ihn am liebsten drücken und ihm ein Süpplein kochen würde. Schön geworden!!!

Robin said...

What a very meaningful quilt and I know that a lot of people are a reflection of this!

Kit Lang said...

A wonderful piece Frauke. congrats!

Live a Colorful Life said...

Filled with meaning--and beautiful.

grapes and hearts said...

Super Idee und auch schön umgesetzt! Ich hoffe, der Quilt ist nicht zu 100% autobiographisch ;o)

CitricSugar said...

Beautiful!

Shannon said...

This is lovely, what a great interpretation of a theme!

LethargicLass said...

what an interesting piece!

Rachaeldaisy said...

What a beautiful interpretation of a state of being. Thank you for sharing this in the Festival.

sonia said...

Beautiful! It's an amzing quilt

Gretchen said...

I'm so glad I got to see this quilt! Thank you for sharing this work of art!

prairieharmony said...

WOW! So much in this quilt. You conveyed it so well and I love your description of this quilt. Thank you also for the Off the wall link. You did a wonderful job with this quilt!!! :)

Sunshine Girl said...

Oh I love this idea and that reflection is just stunning. Thanks for sharing.

benta atSLIKstitches said...

A great idea, and a super result! Thanks for sharing it x

Quiltbenaco said...

Bello! Mette allegria
Ciao

Heidi Grohs said...

Oh! I ADORE it! It reminds me of myself so much. The outward "happy" mom and wife and the inner "sad" grieving, hurt mother!

Beautiful work!!!! I spotted it very quickly in the line up!

Barb said...

What an interesting and interpretive quilt. I think we can all identify with these feelings. You've captured it well -
thanks for sharing it

Rene' said...

Wonderful quilt! Thanks for sharing.

SewCalGal said...

What a fun artistic quilt. Beautiful free-motion quilting too!

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Nina Marie said...

ohhh this is wonderful - it does make you ask - what is the reflection! just great!

Lonci said...

Your quilts are wonderful:)))

diannajessie said...

This is a great piece steeped with inner meaning - great work, well done.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

This is wonderful!! never seen anything just like it.