Saturday, April 13, 2013

'Ronnie's Red' - A5 textile art quilt as thank you present

Here's what I've been working on over the last week. It's only A5 in size (148 x 210mm ...approx 6x8") and has a whole lot of free-motion stitching in silk, rayon and ultra-fine polyester. The edging is layers of satin stitching using wool thread. It's one of the first things I've produced on my new Bernina 750, and apart from some thread breaks while I was getting used to how tensions needed to sit it did a great job.

It's a thank you present for Ronnie Di Stasio, the owner of Bar Di Stasio here in St Kilda, he has the most amazing food you can imagine and has been more than generous with feeding me on quite a few occasions. My husband Colin does Ronnie's security systems for him and when he's gone above and beyond Ronnie has done the same and fed us in return. If you've ever eaten at Di Stasio you'd know a thank you present is well deserved!

Ronnie has a winery in the Yarra Valley and produces a world class Pinot Noir, which is why I thought it should be the focus of this mini-quilt. He is also an avid art collector, of names far, far more well known than my own so I do hope he likes this.

I figure at worst, it's small enough to hide in his cupboard :)

"Ronnie's Red" 148x210mm, cotton batting, backing fabric and face, printed from one of my own photos of ink jet ready cotton, thread painted and quilted. Bound in wool thread.

"Ronnie's Red" The back.

1 comment:

  1. great idea-fantastic stitching!
    - luv the front and the back-they are equally lovely!