Sunday, June 19, 2011
Another art quilt group to which I belong, FANE (Fiber Artists of the North East), puts on a show every year at the Mahopac Library gallery. The show is not until the fall, but I wanted to get this piece out of the way. There is a theme this year, A Colorful Show, and we are to make a quilt of primarily one color, sized 9" x 20" that will be mounted on a white stretched canvas 12" x 24.
I didn't have to think very hard as to what color I wanted to use since I had dyed those 40 yards of green awhile back. I am using it in a another big quilt, but had more than enough to make this little guy.
I really enjoy this type of piecing with inserting very skinny strips of contrasting color.
I also had fun quilting it in very narrowly spaced lines and squared meandering. In addition to my hand dyes, I used a little Dupioni silk because I love the shimmer it gets when it's quilted. It's the leafy green on the right above with the straight line quilting.