Friday, June 26, 2015

Kabuki quilts

Here are my two Kabuki quilts...

They are both 60cm high. The theme of the challenge was "Opera". When I started working on this theme, I was actively prepared my trip to Japan. So naturally, I wanted to make quilts related to it, and I started researching on Kabuki.
After reading some books, I decided to focus on scenery and found out that stylized pine trees are often used in the background.
I remembered I had taken some great pictures of pine trees three years ago in Kyoto and I used some of them to design new thermal screens and print my Kabuki fabrics.
Here are two detail shots of the quilts...


The next theme will be "Desert".
I have started selecting the fabrics and researching my photographs folders.
I couldn't find anything really great in my digital pictures, so I went back to my good old paper photo albums and I found something...  Pictures taken about 35 years ago in the Sahara!

6 comments:

Linda Stokes said...

Absolutely love your Kabuki quilts Francoise!

Gerrie said...

I particularly love the top piece. The fabrics are delicious!!

Marianne said...

magnifiques quilts, j'aime ces pins

sharon young said...

Beatiful quilts, Francoise, I love the imagery and the colour combination.

The Idaho Beauty said...

Lovely as always - you have such a great command of creating balance within your asymmetric groupings.

Elly Wijnen said...

Heel mooi!