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Tree of Jesse
InstructionsThis is a labor intensive design that I digitized, appliqued, embroidered and quilted from the 12th century window, bay 49 in the Chartres Cathedral . When done it will be a king size quilt.
Type of item: Home Decor
Cotton fabric, cotton batting machine embroidery thread.
What was your inspiration?
When traveling in France, I saw this beautiful window and felt the design was perfect for the type of quilting/embroidery that I do. For years I looked for photos that would show the clarity that I needed. Then there they were on the internet done with a photographer, Gordon Plumb, that loves stain glass as much as I do. He has graciously allowed me to use his images that are so detailed that I can see toes and fingernails. I love studying this window.
What are you most proud of?
I am very lucky to find fabrics that reflect stain glass and to be able to embroider them to get the soulful image of the original window.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Study your image and play with your software. Don't be afraid of the amount of thread you use.