Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Tuesday's Tile - Looking at a New Age

Quilter's Tile - "Looking at a New Age"
8" x 8"
©2012 - Sharon V. Rotz

Some Quilter's Tiles happen quickly. An idea may come and I jump on it and it is finished before I know it. Other Quilter's Tiles are the product of several adventures with different techniques.

The background of this tile was painted with Dye-Na-Flow paints some time ago. Later, I bought some Lumiere Metallic paints and another bit was added.

The borders are added using Kaufman Radiance silk fabric. They have a wonderful reflective quality that adds highlights to your quilt. The fabric blended beautifully with the shine of the metallic paint. 

I especially liked the contrast of the olive borders with the hand-dyed turquoise (lovely fabric dyed by Frieda Anderson). 

I machine quilted some areas of the quilt and then had quiet moments while I relaxed and added hand embroidery stitches. Love making those cute little french knots.

Not all finished in a flash, but a slow process as I meandered from technique to technique. 


  1. This piece is absolutely gorgeous - I adore the embroidered embellishments!

  2. Thank you. After I made the center, I didn't know what to do with it and by itself it wasn't very impressive. It wasn't until I thought of adding the borders that it came alive. Then the fun began.


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