Have a great week,
This week on summer of color we had to use red, red, plus a metallic. Go here to get a look at all the other amazing art. I didn't have any red fabric so I decided to dye some. I covered a piece of cotton with a lighter pink red. Then I added some fake writing over the top in both directions with a darker fire red. I use thickened dye that is the consistency of honey and a syringe with a thin needle point to do the writing. After that was cured and washed out I added a design in gold paint with a fine line bottle.
I quilted a pattern of rectangles and triangles and added some gold and red buttons for accents.
I love the fabric that I created and still have more of that. I will be using it again at some point. I like the tone on tone look and want to created more fabric like that again too.
Have a great week,
This week I created a simple flower pattern. I filled the petals with bubbles. I love stitching bubbles on my quilts and I would use this pattern to stitch on quilts. I would make the motif larger though, on fabric.
If you would like to see what all the other patterns go here. Lynn also has a free gift this week for everyone.
I'll see you next week with another pattern.
This week the colors are purple, purple, yellow. If you want to see all the other art you can go here.
Last week I was prepping for a show and Saturday I was selling all day, so I had a very busy week. Therefore I didn't have time to add extra touches to my quilt this week. I'll keep working on it and show it later. Right now it is pretty plain. I like the extra touches that embellishments give a quilt and make it into art.
I used all fabrics that I dyed earlier this year. I like to have fabrics in a rainbow of colors ready for any project. The fabrics each have a tone on tone look because that is how I dye them. I use a low water immersion technique because it gives an interesting look with lighter and darker spots. I don't dye fabrics a solid color. I think that is uninteresting and if I want solids I get them from the fabric store.
Thank you for visiting and check back later to see what else I add to this quilt.
I have another pattern for you today. I created this one within a heart. I like creating patterns within a shape. The boundary creates a nice stopping point.
I'll see you back next Wednesday with another pattern.
I wanted to share the new art quilt that I just finished with you all. "Joyful Summer" is a wholecloth quilt. I painted it, then thread sketched, quilted, hand stitched the tyvek centers, and then added the beads.
It is reminiscent of a warm summer day watching the sunflowers blow in the breeze.
"Joyful Summer" is 16 1/2" x 16". It is for sale for $162.50. I'll list all the new quilts on the website next week after the show this weekend.
Well I finally made it. It was a really busy week for me, so I couldn't start my quilt until the end of the week. I got it done before the deadline though, so I'm happy. You can see what everyone else created this week here.
The colors for the week were two pinks and and orange. I already had these colors in my stash of fabric that I have dyed, so that made it easier to finish.
I layered light pink, then orange, and on the top dark pink. I put all three fabrics on top of the batting and backing fabric. I free motion stitched a pattern in black thread. The black really helped the colors to pop. Then I cut away bits of the top two layers to reveal the other colors. Over time the edges will fray a bit more and look even better. I love the rough frayed edges and leave them that way in my work quite a bit. I don't like things to always be perfect. That fits right in with my style of art quilting. This is a wall hanging too, so it doesn't have to stand up to washing.
I finished the edges with a facing. I don't like to bind quilts, especially not these small ones. I will add a thread chain to hang it and it'll be ready for the wall. It is 7 1/2" x 10".
I'll leave you with this background created with spray inks. See you next week for the next color challenge.
I will be at this show talking about my work and selling my textile art. Please come out and see me if you are in the area. I would love to see you. There is no entry fee, or parking fee. You can read more about it here.
This week I created a geometric pattern. It could make an interesting stencil. I'll have to try that sometime. They aren't perfect rectangles or squares, but I'm always drawn to the imperfect. These will do nicely for me. If you want to see all the other patterns for this week go here.
I'll see you back here next week with a new pattern.
I am participating in Summer of Color again this year. I love how the color challenges get me creating in a lot of different pallets. I love having a deadline to get work completed too. If you want to learn all about Summer of Color and see what everyone else has created this week go here.
I am creating small abstract art quilts this year. It is easier for me to complete a small quilt in a week. This one is 9 1/2" x 10".
It is done, for now anyway. I haven't decided if I want to add anything else or not yet. I'll let it sit on my design board for a while and think about it.
The color challenge is to use 2 blues and a green. You can use any shade of the colors that you want too though.
I laid out the fabrics and played with the design until I was happy. Then I layered batting and a backing fabric and free motion quilted it. After that was done, I cut the whole thing into strips and then rectangles. I sewed them all back together using a zig zag stitch. Here is a close up. I used my hand dyed fabric and cheese cloth and a bit of dark blue tulle.
I'll see you next week with another Summer of Color submission.
I have another pattern today. This week I went with a color pattern. .I was inspired by the Summer of Color pallet today, which is 2 blues and 1 green. I love blues and greens. They remind me of being at a lake in the summer, or of being in the forest on a sunny summer day. If you would like to see the patterns from the other artists go here.
Have a great week and I'll share a new pattern next week.
I have a loving husband who thinks I'm a bit crazy to be so obsessed with art. I am a mother of five children from ages 21 to 5. I spend most of my time mothering and keeping house. In my free time I like to play with textiles, art journaling and painting. I have a degree in textile and apparel studies with a design focus. Right now I am more interested in fiber arts than apparel design, but I don't know where my journey will take me.
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