Wednesday, 4 April 2007
Another Little Art Quilt
Another busy day at work and tonight we have parent teacher interviews at the school, so another quick post. It was quite warm here today and the sky is looking quite heavy with dark clouds so we may in for a wet Easter. We never complain about getting rain here of course and it just gives me extra reasons for staying inside and making art!
The little quilt in the photo is one I made for Ruth in the exchange I talked about yesterday. Ruth's theme was "spirit" and we had a lot of scope as to how we wanted to interpret it. Ruth planned on displaying her quilts as a single configuration once she got them all back so she provided the backing material which was cut to the various shapes and sizes she wanted us to work on. My quilt was a bit bigger than my scanner and my scan is a bit lopsided, so it looks a bit odd but I am sure you will get the general idea. I had a lot of fun with this quilt. It is made from a lovely piece of silk I bought as a remnant about 15 years ago. I dyed the accent pieces of silk, cheesecloth and lace, made "tissue" fabric (the little music pieces underneath the beads were cut from the large sheet I made) and stitched on square sequins and some beads that made me think of little pieces of rock. It was very time consuming but a peaceful and satisfying project. Until tomorrow...
Labels: Art Quilts