Challenge Quilts

Christine's amazing Art Quilts

28 January, 2018

Written by Lyn Kenny

Christine made two amazing art quilts.
These are both 50cm x 70cm.
The body of the “Lord of the Forest” and “Shambhala” is a challenge fabric.
She has added fabric paint details in the background, hand embroidery and some rhinestones to embellish these quilts.
She custom quilted them, free-motion, of course.
They are stunning!

Vale Nicky Hayden

Vale Nicky Hayden

Vale, Nicky Hayden. What a tragic loss at such a young age.

When Christine and I were in the United States in 2005, we did a trunk show in Owensboro, Kentucky.

We met Suzy Hayden, Nicky’s aunt. We have followed his career ever since. It was with a sense of stunned disbelief, we heard the news of his death yesterday – hit by a car while training on his push bike on the Adriatic coast in Italy.

Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.

Playing with Color

Playing with Color

I have been playing with dyeing, painting, screen printing, stamping, rubbing, stenciling on fabric, then adding embroidery.
I have used Procion MX dyes to dye fabric, then added some screen printed blocks and motifs.

This sample was made using Shiva Artists Paintsticks and rubbing over Cedar Canyon Textiles rubbing plates, using round stencils cut from freezer paper on the Silhouette Cameo machine.
Having far too much fun! I didn’t know when to stop, so am afraid that it is a touch overdone. Initially it looked far too busy.
So I digitized some circular embroidery designs and stitched them over the outlines of the circles – now it looks a lot better!

Kangaroo Paw

Kangaroo Paw

The Kangaroo Paw is an amazing plant, quite prolific in Western Australia. A visit to Kings Park in Perth provides an opportunity to see many of them in flower in an amazing range of colors – from lime green, through yellows, pink, oranges, reds, rust.

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