Architectural Inspiration

Inspiration comes in strange ways. I began with Radiant fabric strips designed by Caryl Bryer Fallert and failed miserably at a design. Then as I pieced squares with the remnants I recalled the Art Nouveau elongated chairs designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his penchant for using cut out squares.

I wrote about this before but wanted to show the completed product, which I call Rennie.

RennieWhile the quilting seems sparse I put a lot of thought into it, and based my design on a gate. I was thrilled to find a simplified version of the Mackintosh rose.

Rennie quilting designI traced the design onto the clear cover of a file folder and adapted that on a black and white photo of my top.

Rennie quilting sketchI added more horizontal quilting lines for stability and did more stitching in the ditch than usual. I used Superior smoke poly invisible thread and Sulky rayon 40 weight thread.

Quilted rose on RennieThis now hangs in my sewing studio.


Filed under Completed Projects, Inspiration

10 responses to “Architectural Inspiration

  1. I’ve just today discovered MacKintosh and I love his work. I love how you’ve incorporated his rose in your piece – fabulous job!

  2. Lovely. Seeing the roses peaking through is a treat.

  3. I love the subtle gradation and the quilting design adds so much movement!

  4. Beautiful colour combinations, and I really like the simple quilting 🙂

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