… the ‘when will this ever be finished’ wall hanging for City & Guilds Patchwork & Quilting is now finished!
This was my first experiment using felt as the batting so it became an integral part of the design. The assessment was to make a piece using appliquÃ© techniques. It has three layers – painted silk organza, handmade felt, and painted silk pongee. The shadow appliquÃ© shapes are hand dyed cotton and hand painted silk, and the machine and hand quilting are in cotton.
I cut back the top layer of some of the shadow appliquÃ© and machine quilted areas after quilting them. I finished the edges with buttonhole stitch and then needlefelted them to break down the stitches into the felt. The support is a piece of driftwood I found on the beach, and the work is 53cm x 78cm (or 76cm x 78cm if you include the wood).