Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Puttin' On the Glitz

I wrote awhile back about how some of us are making little quilts based on the challenges at Project Runway.  Most of them were pretty hard to translate into an art quilt, but this one worked.  They were challenged to make an outfit for a drag queen going over the top with glitz and glam.  I went into my stash of glitzy fabrics and came up with this turquoise lame´, some very loosely woven metallic mesh, and some big fat sequins on a ribbon header.  It definitely needed beads, but there was no way that I was going to spend several hours on hand sewing them, as I usually would.  So I mixed some metallic powder into acrylic medium and used that as a glue.  It doesn't look very good, but this is just for fun.  

The quilt really is squared off, but I find it very hard to photograph a small quilt and have it look square.  I could have sworn that I was straight on when I took the shot, but I guess I wasn't.
Hand sewing would have looked so much better, but I have a real quilt to finish for a deadline and I had to get on to that. 


Lorraine said...

Hi Norma - this was the first chance I had to view your blog - and I was so impressed with your magnificent work! You have always been so talented but clearly you have advanced in so many different techniques. I am looking right now at the lovely pink quilt you made for Kristen 15 years ago - it is still on her bed - a treasured gift. Thanks for sharing all the pictures. Love, Lorraine

Natalya Khorover Aikens said...

funky! i can see it sashaying down the runway!