Creating ‘Doorways’ – my entry in the Canberra Quilters annual challenge.

I have always been drawn to the old towns of Europe with their cobbled streets, beautiful ironwork, arched stone and heavy wooden doorways. A photo from a family holiday to Kotor, Montenegro, provided the inspiration for this small quilt. It measures 50cm X 70 cm.

The base fabric is plain unbleached calico. I outlined the image using a fine point permanent black pen then coloured it with Inktense Pencils, using water to release the colour.  The calico has so much sizing in it, the colour doesn’t bleed. Once dry and pressed gently with a hot iron, it was sandwiched together.

All the quilting is free motion in black thread over the black pen outlines.

I am really pleased with the overall ‘rustic’ appearance of the finished piece, plus very happy that it won 1st place in the Challenge.

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