Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Two snails on a tree

The theme of the 6th Twelve by Twelve challenge, chosen by Terri, was "shelter".
Some time ago, I took many pictures of a tiny snail slowly travelling on a huge tree. I used these images as a starting point for my new piece.
The little shell and the big tree both offer shelter to this fragile creature.
And I thought the little guy was looking very lonely all by himself. That's why there are two snails on my quilt...
Here's how my designboard was looking a few weeks ago.

I hand dyed and screenprinted the fabrics. and as usual, I used machine and hand stitching.
Here are some details of the quilt...



Be sure to have a look at our Twelve by Twelve blog to see all the other quilts...

12 comments:

Angelcat said...

It's beautiful, I love the colours.

artfilstitch said...

It is stunning, your stitches are perfectly sewn. I love all of your fabric preparations, colors are lovely.

sharon young said...

Oh Françoise, I love everything about this piece, from the colours to the printed imagery, you really do have a wonderful eye for composition, and your design board is a great insight into your working process.

Doreen G said...

Beautiful Francoise simply beautiful

Micki said...

A beautiful piece. I love seeing your design board and how you go about designing a piece.

nicolette said...

Beautiful and my favourite colours!
Love the etching atmosphere of the quilt.

Laura said...

This is a really beautiful quilt!Well done, Francoise

Kim said...

Love your response to the theme and the snail/tree imagery is superb. Overall, I like the balance in this piece. The vertical lines work well with the yellow and, as usual, I really love the simplicity of your quilting.

MargaretR said...

Lovely quilt Francoise. I also love the way you have responded to the theme of shelter.

Lauren said...

i love this quilt -- simple and beautiful.

Deb H said...

Very pretty. I'm surprised it was a little snail, it looks so big in the photo!

My friend Kathy is making a quilt with snails that she to photos of in Puerto Rico, only they were the size of a fist!

Helen said...

This is really lovely. I like the way you have combine hand and machine quilting. Great subject material.