Thursday, 10 December 2015

THE TOWER IN THE GARDEN

One of my textile groups has an exhibition this January.
The theme is "The Natural World".

One of my pieces will be "The Tower in the Garden" quilt.

For those of you who are interested in such things -
It is completely machine pieced with no applique except for the tower curved door.
It measures 27 x 27 inches (69 x 69 centimetres) and is machine quilted in strips ¼ inch (less than 1 centimetre) apart. 




Here are a few details -

Birds in the clouds




A tree




Deer




Little red bird




The tower





Hope you enjoyed seeing one of my textiles for a change.


Linking to "Paint Party Friday".

42 comments:

  1. Not "for a change". Anytime is a treat! It's a beautiful pieced work! The tower is so grand in its rich beautiful colors of fabric. The trees too are so pretty. I love how you worked the birds and deer into your garden. And the garden itself is grand with its many variety of flowered and twig fabrics. And wow!...all the quilting changes. A lot of patience work in that! I can't wait to see what you do with this beauty in a later photo editing session.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Beautiful quilting. The composition of birds, trees, tower, deer and garden with material is extremely clever and creative. Love it, Awesome !!

    ReplyDelete
  3. This is gorgeous Sheila, really beautifully made, well done. Hugs, Valerie

    ReplyDelete
  4. This is such a charming piece Sheila. I am glad you showed us the details, they are each so sweet. How wonderful that it will be in a show and admired and seen by many.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Wow Sheila, what a wonderful quilt you have made, i love the colours and the houses, deers, love everything about this quilt.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Wow, this is gorgeous, loved to see all the photos with the close up views of the details.
    Yvonne xx

    ReplyDelete
  7. Really like the little birds. Very well thought out piece of work. Good to see one of your textiles on your blog.

    ReplyDelete
  8. I was hooked as soon as you wrote the word quilt. One of the things that impressed me so much was how even your stitched rows were. I've tried to sew a straight line, and always make a mistake at some point. My art doesn't matter so much, but yours would show if you sewed as wonky as I. I absolutely love this quilt or wall hanging. It's a testament to your ability as both an artist and a seamstress.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Fantastic quilting! Masterly!
    Happy weekend dear Sheila!
    oxo
    Susi

    ReplyDelete
  10. Such a beautiful quilt! Here lies a lot of work in it ... I am amazed at your absolutely exact stitched quilting! Ulrike

    ReplyDelete
  11. Just fantastic quilt work. I love every beautiful details you show. A masterpiece, Sheila, love it.
    Have a happy weekend ♥♥

    ReplyDelete
  12. This is so beautiful and marvelously done Sheila! You rock!! :)

    ReplyDelete
  13. Sheila I'm mesmerised at the work in this! It so reflects your beautiful art and style, a big Wow for this one, it's amazing and so beautiful , filled with such lovely details and beautiful cloths, the whole piece put together with such artistic style, I'm in love with it!!

    ReplyDelete
  14. oh my- this is absolutely GORGEOUS!! I even love those detail shots as each would make for a lovely piece individually!

    ReplyDelete
  15. I totally love everything on this WONDERFUL textile piece. All patterns fabrics are very beautiful and the bird, deer, tower... so cute. A great job and well done!!! Mar :)

    ReplyDelete
  16. Oh wow! That's beautiful! I love the details and the sweetness in this piece.

    ReplyDelete
  17. Wow your textile art is stunning, I love it ! How wonderful that it will be in the exhibition to be enjoyed by people attending. Have a great weekend, Shirleyxx

    ReplyDelete
  18. Your work is just exquisite. Oh my goodness!!

    ReplyDelete
  19. What a gorgeous piece...I love the sweet little details of the vintage birds, deer, and clouds...and the trees are wonderful too!! Good job!!Should be a great exhibition! Hope you takes loads of photos to share with us!!

    Hugs Giggles

    ReplyDelete
  20. Your quilt is so lovely! Thank you for showing all the up-close details, too. I used to do machine lap-tops quilts as gifts because I love fabric. Have a wonderful week and thanks for stopping by my blog.

    ReplyDelete
  21. Just wow, this is a wonderful piece of work, so intricate and detailed. You are really talented.

    ReplyDelete
  22. oh, how would i love to see this in real - and touch it (fabric always Wakes this haptic desire...). i could never sew that thoroughly with the machine (so i don´t try, to avoid Frustration). i can see you have many fabrics like i have in my stash, esp the ones you constructed the trees and the Tower with - i love those batics and you patched them wonderfully!! is the bird on the upper right part of a patternd fabric (i suppose), he lookes like placed on cheesecloth? the contrasting fabrics to the motife blocks are well Chosen.
    and i hope we will see more of your fabrics, as you said this is "one of" yours.

    [now Publishing quickly, as my Long comment disappeared by hitting a wrong key and i had to retype everything...]

    ReplyDelete
  23. This is just beautiful. I am so impressed with people who quilt and this piece is truly a work of art.

    ReplyDelete
  24. I agree with all the above comments, it is truly exquisite

    ReplyDelete
  25. Beautiful quilt! I love seeing the detail pictures. The little red bird and the deer are so cute .... :-)

    ReplyDelete
  26. how beautiful quilt you made,so many lovely things on it,love the reen deers and little cute birds flying around of your quilt,love this so much,dear sheila.
    thanks for stopping by my blog and your nice comment,my friend.
    happy week,here is cold and rainy,time for others art,my machine is my baby,haha,iam stitch a christmas boots with rose and lace,hanging up to my kitchen window.


    greetings jenny

    ReplyDelete
  27. Your work is absolutely beautiful. I LOVE the fabric with the red bird. Awwww

    ReplyDelete
  28. I loved seeing your textiles! They are gorgeous! You are a fabulous machine stitches!

    ReplyDelete
  29. Apologies for the late visit - WOW what patience you must have to create such intricate work, it is simply fantastic!! I do hope it has pride of place in your home :D x

    ReplyDelete
  30. You have many talents Sheila!
    This piece is lovely and I enjoyed the closeup views very much.
    Your sweet deer spoke to me right away.
    Exciting to have some of your work in the quilt show too I bet.
    I know I have missed a lot while I was away.
    Thank you for the nice welcome back.
    oxo

    ReplyDelete
  31. PHANTASTIC!!!! This is such an amazing artwork you have created! How long did it take to finish this? And did you make a plan before? I love it!

    ReplyDelete
  32. Sheila, I just saw your comment on my blog post about tip-ins. A tip-in is a decorated page you add in some way to an altered book or journal. Some people add them to journal pages using such things as washi tape or decorative duck tape. To add them to an altered book, you traditionally cut two consecutive pages to within 1/2 inch of the gutter, then place either tape or glue along both edges. Add the decorated page and press so the glue or tape binds well. You have now tipped a decorated page into a book. Thanks for asking, and if you have more questions, feel free to ask.

    ReplyDelete
  33. I forgot to mention that alternately, you can use a binding machine or rings to add the tip-ins to a hand made or hand bound book.

    ReplyDelete
  34. It looks amazing, Sheila. A beautiful whole, but with lots of fabulous detail to look at. I always admire those who can create with textiles. Best wishes for the exhibition.
    Happy Christmas! Jx

    ReplyDelete

Hello! Thanks for visiting and I would be so pleased if you would leave a comment.