Monday, August 1, 2011

More Ghost Quilting



This colorful jungle print was ideal for Ghost Quilting. I cut out a rectangle of the print featuring the parrot and added first a green border and then a wider white one. This allowed for interesting quilting as I stitched out of the center rectangle into the blank space. I had used the same print for the backing of the piece, so some of the quilting was done from the reverse or back side. This allowed me to duplicate the parrot and some of the leaves and other motifs. The piece is 21" high and 19" wide. The binding is made from the jungle print.

6 comments:

norma said...

Great quilting, Martha! Funny, but I'm thinking of calling one of my quilts "Ghost Circles"

Linda Mac said...

I love this technique. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Kathy said...

I love doing quilting this way--please check out this blog post of mine to see a class I taught with it this weekend. http://quirksltd.wordpress.com/2011/08/01/
I learned it from Jenny Bowker and it's a great hit with everyone who does it or sees it. Your quilting is beautiful!

Nancy said...

What a fun piece. Love it. Nancy

Martha Ginn said...

Thanks for looking! Yes, I have seen Jenny Bowker's work and admire it greatly but had experimented with the "technique" before I saw her excellent quilting. Our art association had a Quick Draw fundraiser where we had one hour to create our piece for auction. This was my answer to the challenge, and while others were using paints, I had my trusty Pfaff humming away.

Linda Teddlie Minton said...

I love the "sketchy" look of the ghost quilting on this!