Sunday, January 22, 2012

Art Squared

FANE (Fiber Artists of the Northeast), a group of which I am a member will be putting on our third show this spring in the Mahopac Library. As in previous shows, our works will be mounted on white artist canvases, this time 18" square and our works have to be 12" square, thus the title. For our previous shows we have published books and will again this year, but Jane Davila, our fearless leader, decided that it would be fun if we also had tutorials in the book to explain a technique in our quilt.

I chose to do Skinny Wiggly piecing, a favorite of mine and this is my quilt, Summer Storm, which uses some of my snow dyed fabric, commercial batiks and Dupioni silk. More about the tutorial in another post someday. And it really is perfectly square, just bad photography. Sorry!


I thought that the quilt needed a little something extra and decided to do some beading. Here's a detail of one section, that is the vertical strip on the left side of the quilt, in which I did spaced beading, using beads of different sizes and shapes.


In the center of the quit I scattered seed beads and sewed them down. I wanted them to look very random. These are tiny seed beads, but this camera takes great macro shots.

5 comments:

Maxine Oliver said...

Beautiful as always......i'm almost finished with mine. I need to decide if it needs more beads....

Ruth Anne Olson said...

It's beautiful, Norma.

Kathie Briggs said...

Norma, It's delightful. I love the calm palette and the interplay of texture.

Sarah said...

I love this! and I like the idea of your exhibition book with tutorials - can't wait!

Cindy said...

Norma, this one is particularly beautiful! I think it's the aqua-beige color combo, which I love- your snow dyed fabric is gorgeous! The beading is also just the right touch. I am looking forward to your tutorial - would love to try this technique (I think you probably make it look easy!)