Tuesday, 22 July 2014


 I accept that it doesn't take much to thrill me, but my husband recognising that this A3 quilt was 'Bathers at Asnieres' by Seurat did really please me!

He did point out that after nearly 25 years of marriage it would be more a surprise if he didn't know the original reasonably well, given that it was one of my favourite paintings.
This is a photo of the post card I have of it - it's somewhat larger in real life!

On show (permanently) at the National Gallery you can find out a bit more about it here.

I had fun making the quilt using a 'confetti' technique (tiny chopped up bits of fabric scattered into the different areas, then covered in net and quilted.

I know that all the bits didn't stay quite where I'd planned, but they were mostly in the right place.  I was a bit disappointed about how much the netting flattened the lovely rough and fluffy textures of the fabric confetti.  If I had a bit more patience (and time!) I'd be tempted to try another version without the net, just to see if I could sew down all the bits and retain the texture.  However, life is short and the school holidays start tomorrow, so sewing time will become a bit more limited for a while!


  1. It's fab! And well done Simon! Have you see Blue Night by Eldrid (google blue night kameleonquilt) - similar idea, but no netting. It's one of my favourite picture quilts ever x

  2. Hi Plum yes our hubbies do still surprise us after many years don't they. Hard to believe that it is only the size of a sheet of A4 there is so much detail in it you have made a Great job. Cheers Glenda

  3. Phew! Good husband!! ;) Well done Plum, it looks great!

  4. Great job and an interesting technique Plum.

  5. You've done a beautiful job with your picture, so much detail. I'm not surprised your hubby recognised it!


  6. That is terrific Plum. I love the intensity of your colours.

  7. Oh my love how you did the snipet quilt great work.Bunny


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