“Le Paix” Boutis quilt

29 05 2010

Started: April 28, 2010

Finished: May 29, 2010

Number of hours: 43 hours

Materials: Variegated Cotton embroidery Thread on hand dyed Silk, stuffed with red polyester yarn

Dimensions: 48cm x 34cm

Description: “Le Paix” is french for “the peace”.

This is the first time I am doing a boutis quilt. I refered to several youtube videos on making the mitered bias. And I look up the photos on the french book of Magic Patch about boutis technique. I bought the book from agomago store in Florence.

here is a WIP photo showing the sketch of the design. I drew directly on tissue paper and the design is destroyed as I runningstitched over it.

Boutis quilts are reversible. This is the back part:

WIP Photo as I start to stuff the channels with yarns:

WIP Photos May 05, 2010 After30 hours with all the main design stuffed.

Finally, after discovering a faster way to fill in the diamonds with yarns, here is the finished boutis. Both the back and front can be appreciated, except that my signature will not be readable at the back and the design will be reversed. Most boutis uses symmetrical designs which make it reversible.

Here is the back part, which is also the working part or where the needle went through. The back fabric is a bit worn out from the stitching. ^_^

And this is the front part. They have different colorways.

Handarbeit / Stickerei in Berlin, Deutschland.

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30 05 2010
Jane

Hi Vincent, haven’t seen this technique before. Well, I think I may have seen something like it but of course that was complete. It’s facinating – going to check out some of those videos to see how the technique is done.

Love the colours on this quilt.

jane

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1 06 2010
worksofhands

Hi Jane, there are lots of videos online on how to do boutis. good luck on your first boutis project!
^_^

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10 03 2011
Reminiscing 2010 « worksofhands Berlin

[...] learned to do boutis quilting, appliqué quilting, silk thread painting, stumpwork and tambourwork embroidery. I also started to [...]

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3 12 2011
esperanza bueno moreno

Muchas gracias por enseñarnos tan bonito trabajo.


(Thank you very much for showing us such beautiful work.)

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