vrijdag 24 juli 2015

Over the Rainbow

For this coat I used hand-dyed fabric by Heide Stoll-Weber of www.farbstoff.com for the background. I bought a piece of her sateen once, but that was not enough, so I contacted Heide and asked her to send me more, something that would go with what I already had.

This is the 2015 Hoffman Challenge fabric

I used the Hoffman Challenge fabric together with other stripes and checkers and vintage sari fabric to make the top and 4 large butterflies.

I always work on a base fabric, in this case a white batting.
I chose different pieces of the rainbow fabric to fill out the background, as I wanted to work from dark at the bottom to orange and yellow on the top.

After assembling the various parts I quilted the pieces and finished the coat.

The butterflies are flying over the rainbow.
The top of the coat resembles a morphing butterfly ready to follow and fly away
Over the Rainbow

Over the Rainbow won 1st place Aurifil in the 2015 Hoffman Challenge, USA

3 opmerkingen:

  1. Schitterend
    Fijn weekeinden groetjes uit Zweden

  2. So beauitful..and so good to read about some of your steps in making it it!