Monday, August 29, 2011
This is a quilt of two blue herons. Once I started this quilt I was inspired by a story line from Amy Tan's Book "The Joy Luck Club" ..."This feather may look worthless but it comes from afar and carries with it all my good intentions."
The background of this quilt once again used the watercolor pieced technique using 2" squares and blending colors. The birds were were machine quilted and appliqued onto the background. More machine quilting was done to simmulate clouds and then additional hand embroidery helped to define the images.
Friday, August 19, 2011
COLOR MY WORLD is a watercolor art quilt inspired by my friend Roberta. Roberta left me a ton of precut fabric squares and instructions on making a watercolor quilt.
It is called a watercolor quilt because each piece of fabric is treated like a dab of paint and you try to run colors or design lines from one square to the next to create a slightly distorted but flowing pattern.
THANKS TO ROBERTAs generousity, I created this watercolor art quilt measuring 18" x 30". If you look closely you will find butterflies, a frog, bees, flies, ladybuys and 2 hummingbirds! Enjoy.
Monday, August 8, 2011
This is my latest quilt project.
BIRDS IN FLIGHT
I used a technique called FRACTURING. An overlay design is created to identify fracturing lines. You use these lines to redefine the graphic by changing colors or tones.
I used a fractured background of just blacks and whites and then extended the fracture lines through the birds and fractured the colors into blues, greys and purples. The final design was a little too busy so I tried to define the lines around the birds with black embroidery and used the purple banner as a softener.
It all sounds rather complicated. Well, it was...but I learned alot.
If you can not read the banner¨, it says ¨BRIGHTEN YOUR JOURNEY IN THE COMPANY OF FRIENDS¨