Friday, March 22, 2013

Transformation - a finished quilt

Now this looks like something I like ! My starting point was this rather boring piece. To add some more sparkle to it, I started with the smaller circles made from red plastic net (found on a box of mandarins - they were yummy !). The net was put on the top, than I free-motioned my circles till I found them big enough. After the stitching of the circle was done, I cut off the net that was sticking out.

Jetzt sieht das Teil doch nach was aus ... Ausgangspunkt war ja dieser eher langweilige Quilt. Um ihn aufzumotzen, habe ich mit kleineren roten Kreisen angefangen. Die bestehen übrigens aus dem roten Plastik-Netz, das man gerne mal auf den Holzkistchen mit Clementinen findet (die sehr gut geschmeckt haben ...). Das Netz habe ich auf das Top gelegt, dann mit versenktem Transporteur konzentrische Kreise drübergenäht, bis mir die Kreise groß genug waren. Danach habe ich das überstehende Netz weggeschnitten.

For the big spiral on top I used a dark green (finally: GREEN !!) felting yarn. When I reached the edge, I decided it would look good to use it on the border as well - so I did that. And now, it is a finished piece and I enjoy looking at it ;-))

Die große Spirale obendrauf ist aus einem ganz dunklen grünen Filz-Strickgarn (endlich: GRÜN !!). Irgendwann kam ich an der Außenkante an, und dachte mir - hm, müßte auch gut aussehen, das Grün noch am Rand entlangzuziehen? Gedacht - getan. Und jetzt ist das Teil fertig, und ich mag es auch angucken;-))

I'm linking up with Nina-Marie's "Off The Wall Fridays" and "Thank Goodness It's Finished Fridays" => jump over for some beautiful eye candy !


13 comments:

Nina Marie said...

ohhh great! and great use of the mandarians netting. We eat them a ton here and although they do come in the netting sometime - we usually get them in the wooden boxes!

Marit said...

Wow, some very interesting ways to add texture and movement to your quilt. It looks fantastic! Thanks for sharing at TGIFF!

Marj said...

Love it!

Mary Stori said...

Waht an inspirational use of netting......love the movement and depth you achieved in the piece!!

Sylvia said...

I love the spirals! I have been saving netting, not sure what to do with it, but I like your idea.

bohemiannie! art said...

Wonderful piece! I enjoy looking at it too!

Living to work - working to live said...

Hi - I have often looked at that sort of netting and thought, what can I do wit that. Now you have given me an idea. Honestly, we should never throw anything away.

LyonelB said...

Liebe Frauke, dein neuer Quilt ist gar kein Vergleich zu dem Ausgangsquilt; der war schon spannend anzuschauen, aber durch die Verzierungen hat er erst das "gewisse Etwas" bekommen und ist nun ein echter Hingucker bekommen. Die Augen finden einen Ausgangspunkt und können von da über den Quilt wandern und die vielen Details entdecken. Du hast gut daran getan, ihn noch einmal zu bearbeiten und Deine Randlösung gefällt mir und ich kenne sie, so habe ich auch schon einmal einen Quilt "eingefasst"... Es muss ja nicht immer das klassische Binding sein.
Liebe Grüße Viola

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

Hiya, I have been away fom blogs for a while, but have just spent a lovely10 minutes catching up with you

transformation - what a great way to do the appliqué, and the swirl to the binding is a great idea

Winners - congratulations to the blog hop winners

Occasional 5 - you do give these "babies" so much thought. I like them ll but the chequer board pieces do look very much at home!

Otters - such detailed quilting, it really makes them stand out

wholly jeanne said...

Resourcefulness is its own kind of creativity. This is great. I wouldn't call the before "boring," but it certainly does have pazing now.

Cathy Perlmutter said...

I've been using vegetable/fruit netting, too! Makes great poufy flowers. I love what you did with it!

MulticoloredPieces said...

Oh! I really like the stitching you've done on this piece. Beautiful!
best, nadia

Kay said...

I love the way you work. It is interesting to see something different being done.