Thursday, 22 October 2009

October Journal Quilt



Phew! I'm pleased to say I've managed to finish this month's Journal Quilt early despite hitting a brick wall a few days ago and thinking I would never get it done. I've had it laying on the back of a chair waiting for inspiration to strike and today I decided just to stitch vertical lines onto the top section to suggest a background wall and have done!
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The bottles are appliqued on and organza and a sheer have been added. The blue bottle is made of an old T-shirt that I had used to mop up paint and dye in my studio.
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The original inspiration came from a painting I had done of bottles.



I cheated a bit and traced the bottles. Unfortunately I can't think of a title for it. The only thing I could think of was "Gottle a geer!"

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7 comments:

imac said...

And what a beauty she is.
I see since you posted, you have changed the title.
DW has now called it =Bottle-up.

Heather said...

At least you didn't 'lose your bottle' and managed to finish the quilt. I love the painting and how you have interpreted it in fabric. Bottles have such lovely shapes. I find it hard to come up with suitable titles for work too, and can't see why people aren't content with 'Untitled'!However it would get a bit tedious having 'Untitled 1,2,3' and so on. I do like the seasidey cuff on your new header picture.

NEEDLEWINGS said...

How about
Bottled Inspiration

My Message In My Bottle

Inspiration Reflected or Reflected Inspiration

Julie said...

Thank you Heather and Needlewings. My DH came up with Bottle Up last night which I heard as 'Bottled Up' so I've settled on that now, especially as one bottle appears to be up above the others. I do find titleing really hard sometimes.

MargaretR said...

I also hate creating titles, the odd one just seems to come naturally.
I love both the painting and the quilt.

ju-north said...

I love it when people show the original idea. Lovely!

Fenland Textile Studio said...

Hi Julie

Did you have lots of fun today? I love the journey quilt, colours just sing. Great to catch up last night to.
Angela