Friday, October 19, 2012

New Project

Last night at one of my art quilt groups, FANE, we started a new surface design round robin.  Everyone was to bring one half yard of white fabric to which they had done some sort of all-over surface design. At the meeting they were cut in half to make fat quarters, put in a bag and we each drew out two pieces to take home and add another layer of surface design. My contribution was piece of turquoise pole scrunched shibori, which I talked about here.

One of the pieces I drew was Barbara's.  She had used some old liquid dyes in vivid colors, but because of their age they came out soft and subtle.  I think it's so pretty.

I had purchased this stencil last spring at a quilt show and still hadn't used it, but this seemed to be the perfect piece for it.

I used Shiva paint sticks in bronze and teal, placing the small squares in the center. I think I kept the integrity of the original piece while adding some interest.

At the next meeting each of the two pieces we do will be cut in half again and put in the bag again,so the final piece will have three layers. I won't be here for the next meeting, so I'm doing mine early so that I can give it to another member to hand in.  I hope to get the other piece done tomorrow, so please check back.

So there, Carole, a new post.  I hope you're satisfied.


Maxine Oliver said...

Sorry i missed the meeting last night. I love what you did with barbara's piece. I know she will love it.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the new post.I do appreciate it. I also LOVE that stencil and it looks wonderful.

Vivien Zepf said...

Ooo, love the renga piece! And, have to say now that I LOVE your un-quilt!! Can you please post about that?

Natalya Aikens said...

lovely lovely lovely!!!