Monday, September 30, 2013


I could not find the idea for this challenge for a long time. I've started from thinking when we meet silence:
  • When baby is sleeping;
  • When it is snowing in the forest;
  • When leaves are falling in the autumn;
  • In early morning, when birds are still sleeping…
 No any visual idea… So I decided to leave it for a while.

One day when I've been putting my fabric stash to order, I saw a little piece of fabric which I had painted few years ago. “Wow! It is exactly what I need!” - was my shout. MOUNTAINS!

I live very close to the mountains and go hiking often. When you get there really high where there are no trees and birds you can feel this sound of silence. So the idea was found!

I quilted this little piece of fabric. It looks exactly as the lake that is situated at 3000 m above the sea level and 40 min drive from our house.

I choose dark blue background as night sky at the mountains and this kind of quilting as an air flowing. If you ever been high at the mountains you understand what I’m talking about.


  1. Lyuda, Your hand painted fabric embellished with stitching is perfect for your subject. The wide night sky border is also a very interesting element.

  2. Lyuda, there is a real feeling of peace in your quilt, a great interpretation of the theme.

  3. I can feel the silence of the mountain and the vast sky above. Beautiful!

  4. Your piece takes me to the mountains with its silence (incidentally, a theme I also chose for my piece) - I like your choice of colours, and line work.

  5. You are absolutely right, it can be verty silent in the mountains. I love your hand painted piece of fabric, and the quilting of the background. Sabine

  6. I can imagine that I'm a bird, looking down on the mountain top. Very silent and lovely, indeed.

  7. Lovely Lyuda; a good way to showcase a treasured piece of fabric.

  8. I love the delicacy of the painted image in your quilt. You have set it off well with the wide blue border. Well done.