Wednesday, June 24, 2009

June 22 Quickie Quilt

As I mentioned last week, each Monday (time permitting) I want to make a quickie quilt using some of the gelatin prints, etc that I have been accumulating. After all, it's hard to justify making more when I don't use them, even if they are too much fun to make.

Here is this week's quickie quilt. I sliced one of the gelatin prints (navy background with copper and gold Liquitex paint using coreopsis leaves) and inserted a rust colored hand-dyed. I put a narrow border of a funky sheer I found in my stash (after taming it with a black fusible interfacing) and followed that with the original navy fabric. I kept the quilting minimal after overdoing it last week :-) with some stitch in the ditch in the center and 2 trees in the border free motion quilted using gold thread.
I ended up cutting it a bit wonky because there was a blob of pink and purple on the lower left corner which I found distracting. I decided the emphasize the angle even more and I like it!
As for new techniques, I've done inserts before, but I had been wanting to play around with inserting tree branches to see if I liked the results enough to do a larger piece. My decision is no because I think it's too linear for my taste, even if I split it up with more and more branches, twigs etc. Lesson learned without a huge outlay of time or fabric.


Blogger Mary Tabar said...

Hi Lisa,I liked your piece,maybe the corner is a bit too big,I am not sure.It was the first thing I noticed when looking at the piece.Maybe the border is a bit too big.(then the corner would not be so big)I am glad to have seen it in person!

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