When we returned from our trip to Russia last year, I knew I had to make a quilt. Not only as a reminder of our wonderful trip and all the inspiring things we saw, I wanted to recreate some of the treasures in the museums.
I use a tile on the wall in Yaroslav for this block. (A thousand year old town)
All the blocks in the quilt was made in the embroidery hoop. I selected a pieced block and modify or draw it in my Electrical Quilt program. I then insert the drawing into the Embroidery program. I use the outline drawing to digitise the piecing sequence. I use some of my photographs or parts of it to digitize embroidery designs or applique designs.
I then insert the embroidered designs in the pieced designs. In this way I could accurately place the embroidery or applique on the correct patch.
|The design from a plate-embroidered in the corners|
Another floor design was the inspiration for this block.
The embroidery on the big triangle in this Flying Swallows block was also designed using a floor pattern.
The centre of the quilt block was from a door knob.
I have used 35 different Bernatex fabrics in this quilt- 5 of them on the back- the other 30 on the front.
The blocks was then pieced together and a binding strip on the back was used to cover the seam allowances.
I was very disappointed that Russian Inspiration was not exhibited at the National Festival. There wasn't enough space and only the ten price winner quilts was exhibited. I like to share my quilts with the viewers- that is mainly why I enter competitions.
Thank you that I could share it with you!