Quilt - art

Klimt-Fregio Stoclet:

Klimt-Fregio Stoclet


June 2009 - September 2009

SIZE (width x height)
62 cm x 114 cm
24 inch x 45 inch

I was inspired by „Fregio Stoclet“ painting from Austrian Symbolist painter Gustav Klimt (1862 - 1918), one of the most prominent members of the Vienna Secession movement.

This wallhanging is made from three layers of textile fabrics (the top fabric or quilt top, batting or insulating material and backing material). There are hand-made applications manually stitched on the background with hidden stitches. Quilt is decorated with various shaped and coloured beads and also with dark brown sateen string application in the middle section. Hand quilting was used.

Top layer is made from high-quality glossy textile material like chiffon, sateen and taffeta. These fabrics give you plenty of images and original look of the picture when different intensities of light reflection contrast with a glossy surface.

The whole picture is created from 505 pieces of geometrical shapes (squares, rectangles, triangles, circles). All pieces are machine-sewn together except hand-made circles, these are hand-sewn on the surface using hidden stitches. There are all together 15 very attractive colour shades used (golden, black, cream colour, 2 shades of green, grey, 2 shades of brown, 2 shades of orange, beige, dark pink, bordó, yellow and brick red). All circle applications are hand-stitched on the backround with hidden stitches and some of them are even decorated with beads (21 pieces of pearl beads, 7 pieces of golden beads, 28 pieces od flat perl beads).

The central part of the quilt is embelished with hand stitched spirals from brown sateen string.

Picture is hand quilted mainly with golden metallic thread using decorative stitches (face and chain stitches). Also Stitch-in-the-Ditch quilting technique was used (sewing in the well of a seam with a straight stitch).

Picture has 1,2 cm wide black double sateen binding (bordure).

Batting (middle layer) is from white wadding (thickness 2 cm).

Bottom layer of the picture is from beige cotton. There is a beige textile sleeve on the top back side of the picture in which you can insert a rod for hanging on the wall and also textile identification label containing name of the picture, date and place of production and author’s data.
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