In my last post you would have seen a glimpse of the motifs that I added to the quilt using freezer paper stencils and paint.
I chose three different motifs, orang utangs, baby sea turtle and a dragon boat, based on the designs from some of the tribes living in Borneo. Each was chosen because of the significant memories that each represent to me personally,the details of which I will go into in my next post.
All seemed fine but as the stitching progressed I became more and more aware that there was not enough contrast to make these elements stand out, especially with the orang utang.
At first I cut out the designs form painted Lutrador but wasn't happy with the results and so as is my want in situations like this I just hit the machine peddle and stitched!
I then created two more using soluble film to be added once all the background stitching had been completed.
The baby sea turtles are the one element that I am happy with.
The dragon boat sculpture is okay...ish.
If you are still with me, stay tuned for a full reveal next time.