Sunday, November 30, 2014

Der Hexenstieg

The Witches Trail

Gabriele Bach - Der Hexenstieg
In this quilt I wanted to try many different possibilities to use lettering. In the end I used only three, the size and my design decisions limited the number.
Der Hexenstieg - detail
Mainly I wanted to use handwriting, and that reminds me on diaries. Years ago I walked the Witches Trail  in the Harz mountains, 100 km in four days. This adventure I wanted to record in the quilt.
The handwriting gives information about the Harz mountains. Since ever Harz and witches belong together, in Walpurgisnight the witches fly to the Brocken, the highest mountain in Harz, and dance there.
The little witch I used in the quilt, leads the trail. In the big block of my quilt I appliqued the form of the Harz and embroidered the Witches Trail. The trees are typical for the Harz.

Der Hexenstieg - detail
At the light fabric on the left side I wrote the names of the main points from the trail, it is similar to the trail markers.

The main colours of the Harz are blue and green and the orange witch is just the right complement to it.


Der Hexenstieg - detail

5 comments:

  1. Thank you for such story quilt! Now I know about the Harz. Your lettering is great!

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  2. I like the way the touches of red draw the eye around the picture.

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  3. The thread ends, textured fabric and the record of your walk it all adds together to make an interesting quilt

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  4. I like the way you have used different fonts and sizes with your lettering and your story of the Harz is wonderful. Your walk of 100km in four days is truly inspirational and now recorded permanently in a wonderful piece.

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  5. A nice little story quilt about Hertz. You have succeeded very well to insert the different types of fonts. The orange color makes the quilt sing and leads your eyes through it and it keeps your attention.
    An interesting and lovely quilt.

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