Monday, January 31, 2011
Working on a New Framed Piece of Quilt Art
Well here I am working on a quilted art piece for the local art gallery. The gallery, Art Beat sent me an invitation to participate in "A Very Cool Blue (Shoe) Show. I've had the invitation for about 2 months and here I am towards the end of the deadline and finally starting it. I've layered and quilted the dark blue batik and now I'm auditioning the different possibilities for embellishing.
This past week I had the chance to take a class with a local bead artist Stephanie Jochims. We made dichroic glass. I was able to make 8 pieces and I think I may use the two larger pendants on the piece in the pods. My pictures are not reflecting the true colors of the quilted piece or the pendants. They very vibrant. Now I'll have to dig around my bead stash to see what
works best with what I've chosen so far.
I did quilt another piece that is lighter in color with a spring floral theme. I'll share that one later.
After I get the quilted piece embellished, and bound, it will then be mounted on a 16"x20" painted canvas. I need it to look more finished/professional.
Plus, the canvas will help stabilize the quilt with the added weight of the pendants.
I also wanted to share a bit of the mess I made working on these. I must confess that I won't be able to work on the next thing without doing a true cleaning for my work space. Angelina gets in everything.