I enjoy making many different kinds of quilts, from piecing together simple fabric shapes to creating art pieces, and with quite a few small story quilts in between. Most of all I love playing with fabrics, and my scrap bins are often put to use although you could not tell by looking at them. Over the last year I have worked quite a lot with a technique I call Painting with fiber and right now I’m quite fascinated with the possibilities and I have enjoyed developing a new class concept called Layer upon layer.
“Eye of the storm” was made yesterday as part of a challenge. The theme was movement and it was supposed to be cut into a triangle, but it was to pretty and too large to waste, so I’m adding it to my Layer upon layer class curriculum instead.
The quilt is made with lots of different transparent and semi transparent fibres.
Half the fun of working with untraditional materials is searching for them, seeing the potential in other’s castoffs and mundane and outdated everyday objects. It’s safe to say I have been a bit obsessed, paying frequently visits to the local thrift shops. Right now my studio is all stacked up and ready for new classes and projects. Seriously, I could not fit another piece of organza in there.
Blogger’s Quilt Festival Stats:
Finished quilt measures : 17 1/2"*18"
Special techniques used : Painting with fiber
Quilted by : Myself
Best Category : Art quilt