Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Wings of Night

Last week, I had a window of time with nothing pressing.  No work, no deadlines, no projects that had to be finished.  So I gave myself the time to just play, and ended up making this quilt.

I started with some of the prints from my first screen printing experience this summer.  I have a thing for spanish lavender and so made a whole batch of prints with spanish lavender blossoms on them.  I love how they looked against this hand-dyed fabric. So away I went.

It felt so fun to just play, move things around, test the "what if I try this" sort of thing.  I'm happy with the result, but even happier with how fun and free the process was.  I also had a great time machine quilting (on the new Bernina 830) and I couldn't believe that I was able to do all of the vermicelli quilting with ONE bobbin.  I love that enlarged bobbin.

Here's a detail.  Yep, I couldn't resist breaking out the Neocolor crayons, and adding some hand stitching.


"Wings of Night" is a variety of spanish lavender -- isn't that a gorgeous name for a flower?  So that seemed perfect for the name of this quilt.

I'm hoping to get some more play time this week, but a work project landed in my email inbox this morning.  So we'll see.


  1. Diane, this is a wonderful piece of art. I love the "bunny ears" of the lavendar.

  2. That turned out really nice -- good balance of color and machine and hand stitching. Lovely.

  3. Beautiful piece, Diane! I love the screen prints of the lavender.

  4. I love this. So different from your normal work. It is really special.

  5. Looks to me like it has a lot of eggplant, wine and emerald green in it. I'm just saying.......