for this week's sewing round up, I have 3 finished art quilts to share...
|Spring flower 14" X 26"|
(I shared the early stages of these projects on this post: HERE!!)
I believe all three qualify for the Table scraps challenge to use a word and our scraps to make something.
|organic leaf shapes quilted in |
since I just add elements until I feel done, the whole thing needs careful straightening before quilting edges. I knew I wanted some straight lines to frame this..
this bottom strip came straight from my painted scraps bin, made years ago and waiting for the right time to be used. I love the little mushrooms, the flowers were formed by cutting out freezer paper shapes and ironing them to fabric before painting. The quilting is free hand. The butterfly was painted with markers onto black and white fabric, then cut out. The green may or may not be my own hand dye, or a purchased hand dye, who remembers?
the second finished piece was made using my pink scraps and freedom piecing
|stripes and squares 14" X 20" |
the small flower at the bottom left was done with markers, the flower on the right is a thumbnail photo of one of my paper paintings printed onto fabric. I did a large whole quilt of the whole image and these little bits were put around the print so as to not waste the printable fabric. I kept them, and they fit right in on this! The flying geese is my own version of improv flying geese and an element I'm repeating this year in most of my work.
the strip sets are really tiny scraps I methodically stitch together when I need meditative sewing time
I have several made and use them when the time is right. The squares were from a large quilt made years ago.
RSC color focus of the month has been pink... use your pink scraps. I did and love my scraps... leading to the next tiny work, made first actually...
Earlier in April I thought I'd make some fan blocks and got out the tiny scraps, happily stitching them together as my whims took me. Thinking about people and how contentious they have become world wide, from nasty comments made online to attacking each other on TV, to wars.
I wrote a story yesterday sort of exploring this theme, called Internal Landscapes see it (HERE)
|inked on with stamps them quilted with metallic thread|
|some fabrics are satin and look great quilted!|
I have painted a lot this week too.... and watched videos on print making, zentangles in nature, and other creativity talks all in Thursday's " I Like" post (here)
|she was done with two colors pink and green|
|quote by Tamara la porte|
I'll leave you with a wonderful talk by Elizabeth Gilbert about creativity... so many sound bites I need to copy down as quotes!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLbD61S2Lnc
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