Monday, January 28, 2013

it’s a blue nightfall, now I weep

I had so much inspiration, that it was difficult to choose one subject. I started with the idea of making a Blue Jeans Boro quilt. I was so intrigued by pieces I had seen on the Internet, but it didn’t work for me in the 16" x 16" size.

Another idea was to make a Flower Power Blue Jeans, a quilt from denim covered with blue appliqued flowers. I remember I had a Blue Jeans in the Seventies with flowers all over it.

it’s a blue nightfall, now I weep
mixed media - 16" square
Blue Nightfall is the name of CD and a song by Jimmy Lafave and the inspiration for my final BLUE piece. When I listen to this song, it gives me the blues.

‘It’s a blue nightfall, now I weep’ is made of hand dyed fabrics, pieces of batik, angel wire (that’s what it says on the package), gilding flakes, fabric paint and some hand dyed threads for the hand stitching. It’s machine quilted in straight lines.

I took pictures of the process. All about that is on my blog.

Thanks to Beverly for a theme that held so many options in it and kept us busy!



  1. Nicolette, this is gorgeous! I'm headed over to see your process....

  2. Nicolette this is beautiful!!! What a wonderful art quilter you are!!!!

  3. I had to listen to the song, and I can see how this just flowed from it! Love how it evokes those 'blues', and how adventuresome you've become!! :)

  4. A wonderful choice of fabrics which really creates your blue mood. I also see some boro influences in this piece. How did you attach the angle wire? Is it fused, couched? Is this what we call angelina in the U.S.?

    1. Thanks Judy, it may well be called angelina, I don’t know. I bought it some years ago before I even quilted... It’s attached with raw edge appliqué. You can read more about it on my blog!

  5. gorgeous! the choice of fabrics is perfect for this piece - moody and mysterious, with just the perfect amount of sparkle

  6. I am so glad I didn't do the moon after all because I don't think I could match this. So many yummy techniques and such a deep and meaningful piece as a result. Beautiful