With the stitching and cording finished on "Cathedral Boutis Blues", I have started my next boutis design. Whenever I design a project for myself, I like to make it relevant to my world and my experiences, just like every generation of quilters and designers has always done.
|There is resolve and focused determination in their ability to hover at the feeder with a steady, stable grace. Perhaps that's the reason I admire them and am drawn to them.|
|In a boutis project, narrow channels form the outline of the design. These channels are stitched first, and then individually corded with a cotton yarn, thereby adding relief that highlights the design.|
The colours of this project are brighter. Lighter. I'm using gold silk threads in various weights that are stitched onto 2 layers of white cotton batiste.
|These 6" medallions from "Hummingbird Gold", which are already stitched, use the same colours, and will be incorporated into this project.|
A sister project to "Boutis Blues", "Hummingbird Gold" continues the story of Notre Dame Cathedral portraying an evolution of a restored cathedral as it continues into the century.