Monday, April 14, 2014

Ghost Images

This color block quilt makes use of a clever design element; an appliqued star vine in opposite corners. This, however, creates a large empty space in the alternate border corners.

I could feather the space, but I already envisioned a funky feather in each of the color block areas. So, how about copying the star vine into the space in thread? Like the ghost of a previous star vine?

I traced the original star vine on vellum, cut out the full piece, pinned it into place, and traced it on the space with a piece of chalk. Stitched in black thread, with a medium meander around it, and it just floats there, seen or not seen depending upon the lighting.

Here are a couple of views of the funky feathers, that radiate out from the middle of the piece. Another idea that worked. Yippee!

Real difficulties can be overcome; 
                it is only the imaginary ones that are unconquerable.”

                                   Theo. Vail

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