Thursday, November 19, 2009

Make Art Every Day, Day 12

This is just a sneak peak, or a tease, of my finally finished rusted quilt. I just wanted to show a little of the hand stitching on the rust-dyed fabric, the wiggly strip piecing and the Dupioni silk. The whole quilt measures about 30" w x 40"h. This section is about 4" x 6".
I had a bit of a disaster last night. I put the trimmed quilt up on my design wall and saw that I had a little rippling or bacon edges, so I spritzed it with water, just around the edges, then put a hot iron to it to flatten those edges down. Unfortunately one of my dark rust colored hand-dyed fabrics bled onto the light blue next to it (not the medium blue in the picture). Argh!! Much screaming and many bad words! Since this quilt is full of rusty splotches anyway, I'm trying to decide if I should leave it and let people think it was intentional, or cut 2 1/2 inches off that side of the quilt. And, yes, it does lay very flat right now.

4 comments:

Leah Virsik said...

Norma, this is beautiful! Thanks for sharing! Looking forward to seeing more. I love the colors. Arrggh about your disaster. I empathize.

Julie Jordan Scott said...

So vibrant!! And so sorry about what happened to the lighter blue fabric. Quite a quandary.

geni said...

This looks very intriguing!

Peggy Stermer-Cox said...

Hi Norma, I like your play on the curves! It's interesting and ties the pieces together; wonderful!