Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Gothic Pattern

The theme for March at Unlimited Textiles is Gothic Pattern.
I love arches and ceiling bosses in cathedrals and I remembered a visit we made to Fountains Abbey a few years ago. In particular the vaulted ceiling of the Cellarium.
The Cellarium is only inhabited by bats now. Another Gothic feature maybe but no bats here on this quiltie.

I used purple satin for the background and cut arch shapes from dark green velour.
I wanted to continue the arch theme on the background hence the shadow quilting between the arches.
A close zig zag stitch in gold outlines the arches and golden beads represent ceiling bosses.
OK, I know there aren't any ceiling bosses in the Cellarium but let's just call it artistic license.

Close zig zag stitching finishes the edges. The quiltie measures 5ins square and will be on its way to Sandy in USA very soon.


Vicki W said...

Very cool!

verobirdie said...

Clever interpretation of a gothic ceiling! Beautiful.

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TextileTraveler said...

I just love the texture, Alis.

MargaretR said...

That's a lovely quilty Alis. Really cool as someone else said.

Margarita Korioth said...

Absolutely beautiful Alis!

Homeleightigger said...

Just gorgeous Alis - lovely colour combination.

Stacey said...

Hi Alis! I haven't stopped by in ages,but I look forward to reading about all your quilting adventures.
I love the colours in this one - very regal.
Fountains Abbey is just spectacular, isn't it?

JannArt said...

I think this is super.