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28 Dec 2012

The Day before Christmas...

....it was looking like that on our table - not my working table but the dining table
It was so spectacular that I took a thermal image of this still life
to abstract things a little.
 
The table was covered with books, greeting cards, envelopes, 
catalogues, coffee and cookies in the china bowl.
 
The bowl is white but in the thermal image it shows red
with a blue shade
it seems to be warmer than other objects on the table
 
 
The thermal image
 
I went to my orderly room and started to make the little quilt ....
(36 x 27 cm)
and a great disorder
 
 
 
 
 
I read somewhere - if I knew where I would be happy and could
thank the blogger for this idea -
"if you don't really want to make big things just make small"
 
So I took the thermal image and made a quick sketch
without taking measures or anything like that.
Just a few pencil strokes
 
 
 
I cut out the major shapes -
the mug and the bowl.
 
 
 
then I was looking for the right scraps in one of my
scrap bags
The plate and mug are made from hand-dyed fabric
all in the thermal image colours
every scrap top-stitched and free machine quilted.
 
I did, I undid and redid again the binding
 
 
 
 
(till DH was satisfied)
and me, too.
 
I wrote a text on the bottom by machine which says:
 
 
The Day before Christmas at A&D's
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

9 comments:

  1. Wow Anne Liese this is very cool and beautiful! What a great idea to do a thermal image!

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  2. I do like the abstract effect, and the bowl specially.

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  3. What a fantastic idea! Such fun.

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  4. what imagination you have Anneliese, must check out my camera but I do not think I have a thermal image on it no just looked no such luck. The quilt is lovely and will remind you of Xmas eve whenever you look at it.

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  5. It sounds so easy the way you tell about this little quilt. Never knew inspiration could come from a disordered table.
    I wish you all the best for 2013!
    Marjolein.

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  6. How interesting! The result is just stunning! It just shows that we can get inspirations from the most unexpected places. Well done!!!

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  7. What an excellent photograph/image Anneliese. I love it. And indeed a great way to interpret the image in fabric!!!

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  8. It is very nice annelise.
    I wish you an happy new year.

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  9. I don't know what a thermal image is but you the resulting quiltlet is awesome! There is hope for my mess after all!

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