Friday, May 29, 2015

New Small Works

My friend, Donna's, show was very successful and she sold almost everything.  First of all her work is beautiful, but her works were mostly small and priced to sell.  Most of my pieces are much bigger, so I decided to make some small pieces with reasonable prices.

I love to take photos of close-ups of flowers and leaves.  I took them into Photoshop Elements, put a Posterize filter on them, printed them on fabric, spray basted them to batting, stitched on them with free-motion quilting, fused them to Pelltex squares cut to 6" square and machine button hole stitched all around the edges. Then they were mounted to 8" x !0' canvases. I've showed them to a few friends and they were well received.  I am madly sewing away and hope to make a bunch.






Here are a few lined up on my book shelves and below close-ups show the quilting.





I'm calling them "Garden Studies".  What do you think?

Since it's Friday, I'm linking up with "Off the Wall Friday".

16 comments:

Kathy said...

They should go well! Beautiful pictures, good presentation--how can you go wrong! Love 'em!

Teresa Duryea Wong said...

The photos are beautiful and I think people will really like these! Putting them on the canvas is the perfect touch - gives it a nice finish, and its ready to hang.

Judy Warner said...

They make a perfect set!

The Inside Stori said...

What a perfect marriage of all your talents......lovely!!!

Shannon said...

This is such a great idea! Mounting on the canvas gives it that extra art look (my mom always groans when people ask if her small art quilts are potholders) and your buttonhole edging is so lovely! On small works it gives so much crisper edges (and less time) than facing. Really lovely. The flowers are great too. I hope these sell! I think they'd look lovely hanging three together or something- super fun.

LA Paylor said...

I think they are a great mix of photo and quilting stitch. Anyone would love one. LeeAnna

Linda M said...

I think they look terrific. I may steal the idea.

Kelly L Hendrickson said...

Beautiful way to start Spring!! You did a wonderful job with these!

Angela said...

These look great! I was just thinking I should print some of my flower macro photos on fabric!

Vivien Zepf said...

Fabulous!

Regina B Dunn said...

Very good idea. They look marvelous.

RBCochran said...

Love the Garden Studies!

RBCochran said...

Love the Garden Studies!

Martha Ginn said...

These look great! Very nice presentation.

Sarah said...

They look great. Hope you sell lots!

Sue Kaufman said...

What a smashing show you are going to have!! I cannot wait to see pictures. Congratulations, Norma!