The project is a 12 inch square quilt inspired by the artist, with an emphasis on texture.
The first photo is the quilt during the thread work decision-making process.
I thought I would share how I decide on threads...
I dug through my trims box, and found this ribbon in a great color mix of brown, gold and purple with a metallic gold thread shot thru. It's see thru and mashed up a bit. I love that.
Then I looked at the holder, and lo and behold! The title of the collection of trims is Bridges.
HA! Isn't that fun!?!
What didn't quite work out were the felted lilies. I thought I would take this roving, and felt in a few colorful threads into lily shapes to add to the piece. Well, they felted beautifully but repelled the added threads. And the colors went very muted and organic, but too blendy for this piece.
I love words, so I always google quotes by the artists, and actually loved, yep loved, Claude Monet's words.
I printed them onto this fabric prepared for printing. I have some concerns as it says dry clean only. I know I will never wash these stat quilts but what if they get damp and the words smear? I plan to put a quote on the back of the quilt this time, using the blank area as my label. I'll just have to keep 'em dry.
I plan to show you the finished quilt tomorrow and discuss how I approach making a story quilt. I'll have lots of close up pics of the adornments and stitching.
Feels good to finish something doesn't it?
Look here for the finished quilt CLICK RIGHT HERE FOR MONET
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