|"Time and Again" 18" X 18" (c) 2014|
This started as a challenge from Artistic Artifacts and traveled for a couple years. We were given a packet of laces and asked to interpret the phrase Art and old lace.
I loved making an abstract interpretation in mixed media. There was a larger piece of eyelet with bobbles and a beautiful edge. I started with that.
To the eyelet fabric I added spirals cut from this gauzy gold metallic fabric shown below.
Pretty isn't it? I've used it in several projects.
I cut out and appliqued the spirals onto the eyelet and using YLI gold thread and free motion quilted it in place with lots of spirals on top of the transparent gold fabric.
I bordered it on the sides with some of my fave gold spiral on white fabric, also used in several quilts.
Are you wondering what the gold strips are in the center??
They are embossed paper from the scrapbooking section.
I sliced some with a straight edge and some with a beveled edge in different widths.
You can't hurry this part of the process, the composition. Moving the pieces around until they felt balanced and exciting, mixing the textures of gold and white paper took a moment.
The whole piece is on interfacing instead of batting. The dual purpose is to support the paper, and give the 18 inch square piece some body. It has a fabric back.
Note the pretty lace edge... I had to turn under the backing around the stabilizer then top stitch above the free hanging edge. The borders needed to be faced individually as they are next to but not a part of the free standing edge. It's all sturdy, with tidy finished edges.
|the gold fabric again, yum!|
The words are also from the scrap booking section, and I sewed them on by puncturing holes in the cardboard, then stitching over with gold thread.
The little lace heart motif was carefully cut out of another piece of lace, appliqued on the paper and a pearl added.