Thursday, October 4, 2012

Klimt inspired mini quilts

This year is the year of Klimt.
150 Years from his birthday. Read more about Klimt here .
I like his works. First my patchwork inspired by Klimt was a curtain.
Now it is "The tree of life". With his spiral branches and gorgeous look of the woman's dress.
A set of three  mini quilts. 4 3/4 inches squares. You might say it is too small.
To fit  IKEA's frames.
Golden taffeta (small pieces left from my curtains) and polyester silk in mint green, neon purple, deep dark blue (on my pics it looks like black).
As I mentioned this quilt had to be put in a IKEA frame, so I  made an unusual quilting.
I decide to use as a back fabric a sheet of paper..
Yes, you are reading right - PAPER.
This gives two advantages:
The first  - the quilting will be more bold.
The second - it is easy to stick on the cardboard inside the frame.
I have added thin layer of batting and stuck to the paper with tape.
Quilting was like the tree's branches.
Add framed cardboard.
Final look - it is a little bit tilt, but the glass of the frame reflected everything standing in front of.
The picture is not so beautiful as the real quilt is.
I like the depth of the frame. It helps the quilt to be seen well.
The next one from here

to the frame

All three together.
It is a pity I finished late in the night and hurried to share with you :)


  1. Ahhh, beautiful! Thanks for sharing that - I never heard of Gustav Klimt before

    1. You are welcome! Glad you learned something new.

  2. I love klimt's work and you have done him justice. Beautiful!!!!