Fabric Strip Mosaic

4 Feb 2010
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This image was made with the help of a computer software program.  Nine batik one quarter inch (1/4") strips were fused to a tricot background and it measures 18" x 20".  It is Ghandi or sometimes spelled Gandhi. The process took 20 hours to complete.  This is a donated "block" for a theme quilt on Racism.

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lin-e-bee wrote
on 4 Feb 2010 1:58 PM

What an amazing piece -you can feel his emotion in  - love it :-))

lin-e-bee wrote
on 4 Feb 2010 2:06 PM

Wolud be interesting to see this quilt in its entirety - hope you will post a picture when it is completed. :-))

on 4 Feb 2010 3:12 PM

Thank you, lin-e-bee.  That is exactly what I hoped to accomplish...thanks for "feeling" it.  My piece will be donated to Maria Shell (wonderful artist and very talented machine quilter) of Alaska.  I am so happy that she likes the quilt as a part of her theme on racism.  As soon as she sends the photo, I will happily share it.


Bronwyn9 wrote
on 4 Feb 2010 8:49 PM

I could tell it was Ghandi as soon as a saw it- he looks wonderful - well done !!! you have definitely captured the 'look'

on 5 Feb 2010 8:17 PM

Thank you, Bronwyn.  I just love to hear that I captured him.  There are times that I doubt my fabric selections and am unsure of the end results.  I have made many of these and I messed it up twice.  Those pieces will be used for smaller art pieces.  Thanks again, Diana

on 9 Feb 2010 1:11 PM

This is very moving and beautifully made. Thank you for sharing! I too would love to see the finished quilt.

on 9 Feb 2010 1:22 PM

Thank you, Pippa E. I will have to pass along the message to Maria Shell that we are all waiting to see her final quilt.  If I recall the quilt should be ready by April.  She is collecting blocks from other artists and hope to submit it for exhibition.

Quilnan wrote
on 12 Feb 2010 5:59 PM

Amazing... well done!

on 13 Feb 2010 2:55 PM

Thanks, Quilnan. I had fun watching him "emerge" into a recognizable image.

on 25 Feb 2010 10:52 PM

What a beautiful image!

on 26 Feb 2010 3:28 PM

Thanks so much, SomethingLisa.  My DH loves it and is requesting that I make one for our private collection.  I will make another, but it is nearly impossible to get the same image.  The fabric is batik and has so many variations in color.  I may repeat some of the fabric, but add a couple of different colors.  I prefer not to repeat the color palette.  Thanks again.