Tag Archives: Hand quilted

Dorothy Russell Quilt. Gecko 4

Small Geckos 4

Small Geckos is a series of five pieces based on the magic tile block.
They developed as an experiment with colour combinations.
I return, from time to time, to the enchanting, lithe forms of geckos.

Realising there was fun to be had, some of the geckos’ friends turned up.

  • 110cm x 36cm
  • Cotton fabric
  • Cotton and metallic threads
  • Magic tile block
  • Machine pieced
  • Machine and hand quilted
  • Beaded
Look to the Past. Art Quilt by Dorothy Russell

Look to the Past

Look to the Past

Part of a series to be shown at Oriel Ynys Mon April to June 2015

Humanity has repeatedly failed to learn from the mistakes of the past: will we ever realise what could be gained from understanding and rectifying the disastrous follies we have committed again and again?

  • 97cm x 63cm
  • Cotton
  • Rust Dyed
  • Rubbings
  • Machine appliqué
  • Couched
  • Machine quilted
  • Hand quilted
  • Beaded
Beyond the Wall. Art Quilt by Dorothy Russell

Beyond the Wall 1

Part of a series of work following a long term interest and admiration of the work of outdoor sculptor Andy Goldsworthy.

Cotton fabrics. Various techniques used which include; reverse applique, machine quilting and applique, hand and free-machine quilting and beading.

  • 82cm x 38cm
  • Cotton
  • Reverse Applique
  • Applique
  • Machine quilted
  • Free-machine quilted
  • Hand quilted
  • Beading
Beyond the Wall 2. Art Quilt by Dorothy Russell

Beyond the Wall 2

Part of a series of work following a long term interest and admiration of the work of outdoor sculptor Andy Goldsworthy.

Cotton fabrics. Various techniques used which include; reverse applique, machine quilting and applique, hand and free-machine quilting and beading.

  • 81cm x 38cm
  • Cotton
  • Reverse Applique
  • Applique
  • Machine quilted
  • Free-machine quilted
  • Hand quilted
  • Beading
Beyond the Wall 2. Art Quilt by Dorothy Russell

Beyond the Wall 3

Part of a series of work following a long term interest and admiration of the work of outdoor sculptor Andy Goldsworthy.

Cotton fabrics. Various techniques used which include; reverse applique, machine quilting and applique, hand and free-machine quilting and beading.

  • 45cm x 96cm
  • Cotton
  • Reverse Applique
  • Applique
  • Machine quilted
  • Free-machine quilted
  • Hand quilted
  • Beading
Beyond the Wall 4. Art Quilt by Dorothy Russell

Beyond the Wall 4

Part of a series of work following a long term interest and admiration of the work of outdoor sculptor Andy Goldsworthy.

Cotton fabrics. Various techniques used which include; reverse applique, machine quilting and applique, hand and free-machine quilting and beading.

  • 54cm x 86cm
  • Cotton
  • Reverse applique
  • Machine quilted
  • Free-machine quilting
  • Hand quilted
  • Beaded
Shogun. Pieced contemporary by Dorothy Russell

Shogun

Wall-hanging made for the opening exhibition of the Royal Armouries in Leeds.

Having been to a superb exhibition of Japanese art and crafts in London several years before, I decided to base this piece of work on the family crests of some of the the major families in Japan.

Cotton and silk chiffon, silk painted, hand beaded, piped and entirely hand quilted.

  • size
  • Cotton
  • Silk chiffon
  • Silk painted
  • Beaded
  • Piped
  • Hand quilted
Hidden Treasure. Art Quilt by Dorothy Russell

Hidden Treasure

This wood and silk hanging was made to be part of an exhibition celebrating the opening of Staircase House Museum – a medieval building in Stockport dating back to about 1460.

It represents the fact that the building itself was hidden by centuries of accumulated grime and mis-use – it was nearly demolished but was saved, despite a fire which did much damage, especially to the rare ‘cage newel staircase’ for which it is famed and from which it takes its name.

The silk panels represent different periods in its history, up to the present day.

  • 141cm x 104cm
  • Wood
  • Silk
  • Hand quilted
Pink. Wholecloth by Dorothy Russell

Pink

Cotton cot-quilt/wall-hanging using a mixture of traditional and contemporary designs.

Entirely hand quilted. Made using the ‘quilt as you go’ method.

This quilt won three awards at the Scottish National Quilt Championships.

  • size
  • Cotton
  • Hand quilted
  • Award winner
Staircase Panel. Wholecloth by Dorothy Russell

Staircase Panel

The central section, based on a spiral staircase, is quilted both by machine and hand. It is framed by a machine pieced border.

It was made to be part of an exhibition celebrating the opening of Staircase House Museum – a medieval building in Stockport dating back to about 1460.

  • 70cm x 97cm
  • Hand quilted
  • Machine quilted
  • Machine pieced border
Little Bird. Wholecloth by Dorothy Russell

Little Bird

Cotton cot-quilt/wall-hanging using a mixture of traditional and contemporary designs.

Hand quilted, using a varigated thread, with the addition of both hand and machine filling stitches.

  • 98cm x 69cm
  • Cotton
  • Hand quilted
Breila. Pieced contemporary by Dorothy Russell

Breila

Commission based on Siwan (Joan/Joana) daughter of King John and wife of Llewelyn ap Iorwerth (the Great). She lived in the various courts belonging to this prince of Gwynedd and was buried in Llanfaes, near Beaumaris, where a friary was built in her memory. Her coffin, with her image carved on the lid, is in the porch of St Mary’s church in Beaumaris.

‘Breila’ is an old Welsh word for wild rose.

Cotton fabrics, machine pieced then hand and machine quilted and hand beaded.

In Private Collection

  • 90cm x 90cm
  • Cotton
  • Machine piecing
  • Hand quilted
  • Free machine quilted
  • Beaded
  • Private collection