Monday, September 30, 2013

Silent Dance



After reading the title of our new theme the first thing that came to my mind was the image of a sleeping child.
But I decided to think a bit more about it. This summer neighbours remodeled their house across the street. Sometimes in the late afternoon while sitting outside I would suddenly realise how silent it is as the days work at the house was done. I was able to hear all the quiet sounds from nature.
We have an almost 35 years old gingko tree in our garden and in october as soon as the night temperatures go beyond a certain point all the leaves come down within a few hours. From our living room windows it looks like a silent dance toward the ground.
For the background I used a hand dyed cotton sateen by Heide Stoll-Weber in blue and brown shades. I quilted gingko leaves free motion and used a gold painstick inside the shapes. I then cut gingko leave shapes from gold painted vliesofix (bondaweb) and fused them to the background. Thoose shapes were also free motion quilted. I decided against quilting the background as I was afraifd to loose the wonderful visual structure of the fabric.

Sabine

7 comments:

  1. What a beautiful piece of fabric to inspire you! Your two kinds of gold leaves dance across the piece, in a resolved and very peaceful way.

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  2. Somehow Autumn always seems a quiet part of the year and you have captured the dance of the leaves so well. The two techniques used for the leaves add depth to your piece beautiful

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  3. It's a lovely piece, so beautiful colours. And the peaceful silence of the leaves falling...

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  4. Dancing ginko leaves! How lovely that sounds.
    A simple idea which produced a beautiful image with your golden leaves.

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  5. Simple and effective, Sabine. I planted a Ginko tree a few years ago because I just love them. I think your'e very lucky to have that tree in your garden.

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  6. A silent and beautiful dance, indeed. You used the painted Bondaweb to great effect; they add just the right touch of gold and texture. This is gorgeous, Sabine.

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  7. I love this quilt, simple yet elegant. I collect leaves that I press and dry and use in my artwork. I've always wanted a few gingko leaves as I think they are beautiful. Lucky you to have a whole tree!

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