This is my entry into the Art Quilt category!
|Starry Night mini quilt, measures 8" x 9"|
I decided to recreate Vincent Van Gogh's painting, Starry Night using thread.
|Starry Night painting I used for reference on color and shading.|
Making this quilt was a roller coaster--some moments I would feel confident about how it was coming together and other moments I would question every part of it. It was tricky to plan ahead each layer of thread, and keep the vision in my mind of how it would look.
|Starry Night swirl detail.|
In the end I was completely in love with it. I love quilts that have so many tiny details.
|Starry Night tree detail.|
The binding is Kona Pepper. The backing is a large scrap of fabric--it is black with little flecks of blue. Next time I'll just use a solid color, because it will just get coated in thread anyway:
|Starry Night quilt back (the blue specks are on the backing fabric--not from poor thread tension).|
This is a very stiff quilt, and had some warping. I tried making it a damp and then pressing with something heavy overnight, but that only helped a little. In the end I pressed the entire quilt with a warm iron and it laid flat perfectly.
|Starry Night horizon detail|
To see my process in creating this quilt go here
|Starry Night moon detail|
I used mostly Aurifil 50wt threads and didn't have any tension issue with them. They layer really well and have the prettiest sheen in the sunlight! Here is a full list of the Aurifil colors I used: 2740, 4241, 2800, 6010, 5004, 2887, 2360, 5022, 2150, 1148, 1135, 2130, 2715, and 2692.
|Starry Night town detail.|
The only colors of Aurifil I didn't have for this quilt were the redish brown in the tree and a medium blue, so I used some C+C I had on hand (the only medium blue I had was actually a variegated, which was a problem in a few areas).
|Starry Night thread painted mini quilt.|
If you see this and can only think of Dr Who, then go check out these quilts I made:
The Doctor's Starry Night pieced bed quilt and The Pandorica Opens quilt.
Size: 8" x 9"
Quilted by me, Renee Hoffman
Category: Art Quilt
You can see my entry into the Large Quilts here.
Don't forget to nominate your favorite 3 quilts for Viewer's Choice!