Saturday, May 1, 2010

Lava flow

This is my Kilauea quilt.
I first dyed some fabrics in the colours Kristin gave us for her scheme. I then printed them with black paint. On the red and the orange, I did some monotypes that made me think of lava flow. A sort of mountain shape also appeared by itself on the orange fabric. On the chartreuse fabric, I used a thermal screen made from a picture of water reflections. (I had already used that same screen on other fabrics before.)
The piece is mainly machine quilted. Almost no hand work this time.
I've posted more pictures on my blog.

9 comments:

Terri Stegmiller said...

I think this is the quilt I wish I had made in this round. I love your dyed fabrics for one and your monoprinted and screened results look amazing. Well done!

Terry said...

This is just so beautiful I can hardly think what to say about it! The color, the line, the deeply mysterious depths of that red. It just works perfectly. I'm like Terri--the one I wish I had made.

Gerrie said...

i love the complexity of the fabrics that you have used and that mountain shape that appeared is to die for.

I am so thrilled with how every one has been pushed by the uncomfortable color scheme and created fantastic pieces.

Diane said...

So striking, Francoise! Your marbling combined with the screen print makes wonderful fabric! This has a great visual impact.

Kristin L said...

I can feel the hot, smokey lava on this piece. I also appreciate that you saw the unplanned mountain and made teh effort to work it in to your piece as if you had meant for it to be there all along! The wiggly lines on the chartreuse also remind me a little of seismic activity.

Karen said...

This is very clever Françoise, I just love your colors and the use of paint, it is just wonderful, and the binding contains it al.

Helen Conway said...

So many techniques in such a small space - you make me feel quite lazy! I also think this has a Japanese feel to it - maybe subconscious from your travels?

The Idaho Beauty said...

I think this one may be my favorite. So rich in color, and I love the squiggled lighter rectangles. Nice balance.

Deborah Boschert said...

Great job! That background fabric is especially beautiful and a wonderful setting for your monotypes and other surface design. Your chartreuse is a bit more yellow than some of the other greens we've seen on this reveal. I actually did a bit of research on what exactly is chartreuse and I read that some people consider it a yellow green and others think of it as more of a lime green. Anyway... it's a perfect balance to your reds and oranges.