As I happen to look back into my computer’s photo albums, I find that there are more treasures I would like to share. In this post, the quilts are from the Russian Gallery at the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham earlier this year.
This time the Russian gallery was a one person show by the artist Elena Folomyeva.
She had hung an impressive body of work, with all of the quilts having a nature theme.
Here is a closer look on the quilt that is behind her in the portrait photo. It is called “Tales of the Forest”.
“At the Fountain” was the first one that caught my eye. I liked the mixture of patchwork, applique and “line drawings” in the quilt.
I also especially loved the “Chameleon”, and the technique that was used to picture this elusive animal.
“Portrait of a Woodpecker” and the Owl quilt (sorry, did not get the full title of the last one), both capture their motifs in a more “painterly” manner. Love the small details.
The many layers in “Goose” appealed to me, – both the pictorial rendition and the flying geese borders. Also love the background details.
The study of this Birch tree trunk is very well done. The diagonal shifts in quilting patterns and sewing technique add interest without disturbing the serenity of the motif, I think.
This one is called “He Who Woke up the Sun”. Solar energy really shows in the background quilting.
Here are more gorgeous quilts with plants in them, – each one very different from the other, yet somehow similar.
This one is my favourite, I think. It is called “November”.
The two quilts above were a bit different from the others in that they were in black and grey tones, but the theme is still nature. They are called “Cool Lace” and “The Night Garden”.