Small art quilt with rusty stars

5 Jun 2009
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One of a series of small art quilts made for a collaborative project - this was the first, and was my first attempt at fabric art of any kind, sewing is always something I've been a little afraid of :)

the material for this (plain unbleached cotton) was hand dyed using colour wash sprays, then lightened up a bit with pale pealescent pigment ink stippled through some sequin waste

the brown velour at the bottom was distressed a little at the edge with a hot stencil cutter

the tree was rubber stamped, but it came out really badly so I painted it over the top with black acrylic paint

all the sewing was done by hand

this measures around 6" square



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Whidbey2 wrote
on 5 Jun 2009 1:16 PM

I love what happened when you sewed the stars on.  I may have to give that a try some day.  This is wonderful keep it up.  It is stunning.


on 5 Jun 2009 4:16 PM

I love this piece, you have a real talent for this! (and you did a great save on the tree too, looks good)

Jody Johnson wrote
on 5 Jun 2009 4:29 PM

I love the swirly branches on the tree. Very cool.

on 6 Jun 2009 3:29 AM

First attempt!! Wonderful!

reginabdunn wrote
on 6 Jun 2009 10:57 AM

I like how the tree is reaching out to the stars. Good job!

on 8 Jun 2009 8:45 PM

Very impressive,  what a wonderful first project!

Phoenix4426 wrote
on 9 Jun 2009 1:00 AM

This is very beautiful. You obviously have an eye for colour and texture.

GII wrote
on 10 Jun 2009 3:30 PM

like the colors and effect

Cheshire wrote
on 1 Jul 2009 11:27 PM

Ooooh! I love this too. Trees are another of my fascinations! Your use of colour is gorgeous.