Friday, February 26, 2016

Inspired by Janet Bolton


I think I've all books of Janet Bolton.
Somehow her work fascinates me.  This is her latest book. 
It came in yesterday. 



 Inside her book. Her work is so unique.


 I read every page of this book. It's very interesting, I can almost hear her talking...
Although it is out of my comfort zone I had to give it a try.



Here is my result.


My first 'Janet Bolton style' fabric picture :-) 


I'm learning.
 It was hard for me to sew/applique the pieces with visible stitches. Not only visible but as Janet teaches: 'the stitches are more attractive for the eye when they are sewn irregular.'


I love to work without any pattern, let it grow under my hands and just listen to the encouraging words of the master, Janet. 
  This way I can put all my creativity into my needle, thread and fabrics.


It was a pleasure to create this one.  
I've already ideas for the next fabric picture :-) 


Lucy

30 comments:

Phyllis said...

It is very special! Like a little painting! I think you really got her style of work. Very lovely, sweet and touching.

Thickethouse.wordpress said...

This is wonderful...It brought a smile to my face. I think you understand her style very well, indeed.

Bonnie K Hunter said...

This is fabulous, Lucy! I love it!

Wendy Caton Reed said...

How sweet! I have always loved Janet's work as well and I agree that it is difficult to let yourself be free with the stitches. Your piece is wonderful. Thank you for sharing.

Erin @ Why Not Sew? Quilts said...

So incredibly beautiful! Every detail!

liliane bral said...

Oh, wat is dit mooi. Het lijken simpele patroontjes maar volgens mij zijn ze dat helemaal niet. Dit soort werkjes moet je toch wat in de vingers krijgen. Jij bent in ieder geval met brio geslaagd. Ontroerend mooi!!!

David said...

This is gorgeous!!! I have Janet Bolton's book published by Quiltmania and like you her work fascinates me but I have never dared trying making one of her small quilts or fabric pictures. Yours is really beuatiful :-)

Cynthia@wabi-sabi-quilts said...

I LOVE this. Thank you for the introduction to Janet Bolton. Your fabric picture is so sweet. Looks like a breezy spring day to me.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Cute! I'd not heard of her before.

Christine said...

It is very beautiful. I would like to try a quilt like that someday. I've been admiring this woman's work, http://manuellachevrel.blogspot.com/ , since I saw a quilt she made in a quilt show. I think you'd like to take a look :-)

Robin said...

What a darling little quilting adventure. You must have been smiling the whole time you were stitching.

leratdesfils said...

J'adore ! C'est adorable !
C'est très réussi. Bravo !

Breienmaar said...

Wat een leuk tafereel zo op het doek. Het lijkt een klein schilderij zo. Erg mooi en inspirerend ook, juist omdat je uit je comfortzone gaat.

ria vogelzang said...

Een schatje is het geworden! Het lijkt me idd moeilijk om af te wijken van wat je geleerd is!

Mariazalée said...

Ravissant! J'adore! Oui, difficile de broder irrégulier!

Karen said...

Your piece does look very much Janet Bolton style. I have some of her books but not the new one. I will add it to my wish list.

marguerittechiffons said...

Lucy, c'est un très joli tableau.
J'aime beaucoup les creations de Janet Bolton.
Bon We.

LONA said...

I love your little quilt! :) It is happy. This would definitely be out of my comfort zone also. Although, I remember that a long time ago, I made mini quilts for Christmas in much the same fashion with primitive angels "appliquéd" on top. I looked at this book on Amazon and could "look Inside" to preview it. Love it's simplicity. Will probably order it. Thanks for the post! :)

Lydia March said...

I just recently found her 1st book, "My Grandmother's Patchwork Quilt". Which have blocks just like these. Looks like the apple didn't fall far from the tree. And then I read through her 2nd book, "Patchwork Folk Art". It's been fun doing blocks with my grandchildren as the characters. These blocks will show up as little surprises in their next quilts. I had so much fun with these. And I love your precious little girl and the flowers. And yes the imperfections and simplicity is what I find so appealing. It gives them "another era" kind of quality. So off the beaten path. As always such a pleasure to get a new post from you.

Ann Laubach said...

Love it. I have admired Janet's work too and just might have to get her book and give it a try myself! By the way, also love your log cabin quilt!

quilting Jeannet said...

Superleuk Lucy, ik ben ook fan van haar, en wat je zegt, wel uit je comfort zone, je hebt toch de neiging om de rafeltjes naar binnen te rijgen, zo verfrissend haar werk.

Linda said...

I love your fabric picture. You've inspired me to try one.

LONA said...

Just noticed your heart shaped tread bowl! Will you please show a picture of it? Thanks! :)

Meredith said...

Lovely work, it is a calm photo in fabric. I remember her first book which thankfully I still have. I love her work.

Annemieke said...

Erg goed gelukt! Leuk hoor om zoiets te maken. Ik heb haar nieuwste boek niet. Wel een paar andere. Ik blijf er ook geregeld in kijken en maakte ooit twee schilderijtjes, lang geleden. Dank voor eht laten zien van je werkje en haar nieuwe boek.
Groetjes
Annemieke

Holly Field said...

I've never heard of Janet Bolton, but I have her book on the way from Amazon! I love this type of applique. Your little "picture" is charming. I found your blog awhile back, and enjoy seeing your projects as I knit and crochet and quilt everyday. I live in Indiana, USA.

sally said...

I have two of Janet Bolton's books. Just love her style! I have put together two backgrounds, but haven't decided What to put on them. Love your girl with flowers. Wonder if Guinea pigs would be possible as subjects? Enjoyed your post!

Mirjam said...

Wat een heerlijk plaatje. Wat heb je dat mooi gemaakt zeg.
Lijkt mij ook wel heerlijk om een keer te proberen.
Wie weet...
Liefs,
Mirjam

Mirjam said...

P.s. ik heb het boekje bij bol.com gezocht en gelijk voor mezelf gekocht. Te leuk lijkt me dit...

eloidastitches said...

WOW, You did an awesome job!!!