May 7, 2014

flower fiber art finished

This little art quilt was an experiment... and an opportunity to use some new fibers and silk remnants I bought quite some time ago. The whole thing was improvisational. I had no plan.

It was fun to make and I learned a lot. So the next one can be executed more precisely... or not.

The foundation is a beautiful dark blue burlap. I can't wait to use this again! It was great to quilt through and is a very different look. The center flower is wool with a hand-beaded center. The flower on the right is made with 6 layers of fabric then deconstructed a bit. The left flower, well it is just sort of random.




 Linking up with Nina Marie's Off the Wall Friday!
http://ninamariesayre.blogspot.com/2014/05/landscape-composition-off-wall-friday.html

6 comments:

  1. I really like that you used the burlap. Do you notice any bearding from the batting? I like using different fabrics and think the burlap has pretty nice texture but always wondered about how it would be to quilt through. Great experiment!

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    1. Shannon: I put a layer of dark blue fabric under the burlap (on top of the batting) for this reason. Plus since the burlap is an open weave, I thought the white would show through. Even with the extra layer, it was still easy to quilt through. I liked that part a lot. As always, thank for your comments!

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  2. WOW! burlap! Would have never thought of using that. Would like to try it, but the smell makes me sick.

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    1. So interesting, I have heard that from other people. Fortunately, it does not bother me. Thanks so much for your comments!

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  3. Interesting! And a fun piece - I too have wondered about burlap, it has such a great texture especially for backgrounds with florals and such. Nice job and thank you for sharing it with us

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! Glad this was of interest.

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