Finishing the Wolf Quilt.

Sunday, its been a tradition that I do the ironing  early in the morning and I listen to a program called 'Australia all over'.

I guess you could call it an institution.   Over the years I grew to like the show’s gentle rhythm and I felt I was keeping in touch with the roots of Australians all over this country.

I had a
lot of ironing to do in the 'old' days, every child wore a uniform to school
and I was darn fussy about they way they were laundered and ironed…
sometimes I wonder why.

Ironing done, this morning, I began quilting and as often happens when I start, I find it hard to stop… so I've been quilting all day.

I  finished the Wolf quilt yesterday and I'm happy with the way it turned out.

When I create a new piece I write everything  down as if I'm writing a pattern, and I did  that with this quilt. However, I don't think I'm going to teach this technique.

Its a bit difficult to teach the creation of the wolf with inks prior to creating the quilt.

SCN_0003mentioned in a previous post that I like the division of color in the background and I'll make other quilts using that format.

The piece of fabric at the bottom was a border I purchased in Thailand and I know you can buy it commercially at Quilt festival booths.

I have a lot of strips of embroidery and I will do another similar quilt and add the ethnic embroidery to the bottom.

This is not the first time I have 'lit' the outline on a quilt. I did it in black with my Rhino and with ink in the 'Quilters' 
its a basic art technique.

I've enjoyed the experiment in color. I really enjoyed working with the vibrancy of the blue and orange.

Now I'm wondering if I can do a realistic cat and do it in blue.?

The quilting is intense on the wolf itself. The face is straight stitch and the body is done with free motion zig zag, set at about 1.5 width and 1.5 length.

This allows me to achieve a more painterly effect. The background is basic straight quilting. 



4 Comments Add yours

  1. I love the blue and orange! The eyes catch my gaze first, then the orange outline creates movement and my eyes look around the quilt. Very striking and love the use of not common colors.

  2. Pam says:

    Thanks Suzanne,
    It was a great experiment.

  3. That wolf is SO alive. He is almost jumping out of the fabric. Great Job.

  4. Pam says:

    Thanks Carolyn, it was fun to do and it opens up a more possibilities.

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