Dagger and Bluebonnets

24 Apr 2010
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lauraruiz wrote
on 24 Apr 2010 2:42 PM

Nice thread work.  You have good control of your stitching.  I love the blue flowers.  how big is this piece?

on 24 Apr 2010 3:53 PM

Hi, it is 8X10 mounted on an 11X14 stretched canvas. 

meta1 wrote
on 25 Apr 2010 2:14 AM

Is this the same technique with the bits of fabric under the tulle? It looks like a painting. Very nice!

on 25 Apr 2010 7:42 AM

Yes, I cut batik into very small pieces and place it over flannel.  The flannel is on top of heavy weight pellon.  The next step is to cover the surface with tulle.  Finally, I stitch the details like the bluebonnets and the yucca.  If you look at the larger version, you can see the stitches of the background and sky.  Thanks for saying that it looks like a painting because that is what I have in mind while I'm doing this.

Peggy Szasz wrote
on 27 Apr 2010 4:12 AM

Hi Deborah,  You did a great job with the quilt!!  What did you use for your inner border?  Peggy

on 27 Apr 2010 5:44 AM

Hi Peggy,  The inner border is actually the end of this art quilt.  I zig-zagged the edges with a varigated thread.  It is mounted on a piece of brown seude.  I think you can see these details when you look at the full size view then use the zoom.  Debbie

 

Peggy Szasz wrote
on 27 Apr 2010 6:45 AM

Very cool inner border.  I think it adds a lot of dimension to the quilt and is different.  Good job.  Peggy

on 27 Apr 2010 9:06 PM

Thanks Peggy for the comments.  I have recently had comments from some of my friends that I need to start doing a 'real' binding instead of the zig zag I have been using on the last few pieces.  I really like the dimension the zig zag adds.  I think it looks like a narrow mat.  I would really like to hear others opinions on the subject.  Debbie

 

lin-e-bee wrote
on 30 Apr 2010 8:18 PM

Very nice - love the colour and texture you have created and how you get invited into the picture. :-))