Friday, 15 August 2014

Unveiling 1 chronicles 3:16

I finished the quilting and it has turned out quite nice. It's never perfect....but that's another story :)
I am happy that this piece is conveying my thoughts about families, genealogies, David's lineage, and offspring. But judge for yourselves:
Detail quitling tree and water
A detail

Detail tree free motion sewing
and other detail

1 Chronicles 3:16 finished. Tree roots, symbolizing David and his sons, continuity of God's work, Hope in living waters

The finished quilt. A tree with roots, planted along the streams. The smaller trees symbolizing the sons of David. The reddish strip with the verse symbolizing the continuity of Gods' work using sinful man. Hope only by feeding from the waters of Life.

Thursday, 14 August 2014

from sketch to before-quilting stage

Here some pictures from what I have been working on last week and this week. Based on "And the sons of Johoiakim: Jeconiah his son, Zedekiah his son.

sketch to work from

Colour scheme I wanted to use, but not so happy with the brown. Have been trying to find a good 'tree' fabric, but in the end I decided.......

tree sketch on fabric
to actually draw the outlines on fabric and paint 'whole cloth :)' I thought of using inktense pencils, but I couldn't get the colours I wanted, so I tried acrylic inks. I have a limited range and used mainly red, blue, yellow, white. and mixed a lot.

tree painting with acrylic inks on fabric
That has been a good decision I think. This is my first whole cloth painting and it's very exciting!

finshed painting ready for quilting
Finished painting, ready for quilting now!

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Chronicles thought process

sketch, tree, stream, roots

1 Chronicles 3:16 And the sons of Johoikamim: Jeconiah his son, Zedekiah his son.

It's a good habit in reading the Bible from cover to cover. Although I am sometimes tempted to skip over the genealogies....All these names, what do they have to say?

But I read an interesting article by J.C. Ryle why genealogies are important:
  • God always keeps His Word.
  • The sinfulness and corruption of human nature. 
  • How great is the mercy and compassion of our Lord Jesus Christ.
For these interested in the full article:

This verse is about 3 descendants of David. I have read that the Davidic dynasty was very impressive indeed: the crown passed regularly from father to son in an unbroken string extending though 18 generations, covering almost 400 years.

From his family, as concerning the flesh, Christ came.

As for this piece I was thinking about a tree, roots, fruit/leaves, names, continuity, water, Psalm 1.
And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.

It needs to represent all the above thoughts, so I have sketched a tree with lots of roots a waterstream, a leafy crown, shoots etc.

I am looking forward to working on it!!

Next time more about techniques.

Inspiration from my dutch friend AnneMinke:

And loads of tree inspiration here in Auckland :)

Tree in the Domain

And the nice ones in Cornwall park, One tree hill