23 July 2018

hollyhocks













Slow quilting by hand, using the double baptist fan template. Cotton batting, dark purple no 16 perle cotton thread. Lovely texture. A very happy quilt. 

My Hollyhocks finished at 60" * 72"

This quilt is a little homage to the Norwegian painter Kjell Pahr Iversen. His colourful paintings, especially a series he named Icons, inspired me to take up quilting. Paint or fabric - just two different tools for expression - right?

If you look at the previous blogpost, the Madhouse blocks started out with a pentagon center. These Hollyhock blocks start out with a hexagon center. Variation on a theme. Which I have realised I often do. Do you?





6 comments:

Ada Kopitopoulou said...

Beautiful quilting!!!! Such happy colours, a lovely quilt.

Phyllis said...

Love this quilt, it creams 'summer'! And your quilting is very beautiful. Love fan quilting anyway, the double line makes it even better. And beautiful stitches.

quiltingbydawn said...

Lovely colors, beautiful quilt, gorgeous quilting!

Quiltdivajulie said...

Stunning -- and such beautiful hand stitching! I, too, am often inspired by the work of painters.

Julierose said...

Love those hollyhock blocks--such soft colors--stunning finish hugs, Julierose

Frog Quilter said...

OMG its beautiful! Love that hand quilting. Sweet!