I make a piece every year for the SAQA Benefit auction and you can read about it here.
The on line bidding doesn't start until September, but I wanted to get it out of the way.
You may recognize this piece. It was originally made for a FANE exhibit, in which we were to cover a 12" x 12" box or cube. I liked the five pieces I made, but when I sewed them together as a slipcover for the box, they were inexplicably too short. You can see them all here
. so I made a whole other set of five. Then I had five 12" squares without a home and I remembered the SAQA auction, which requires the pieces to be 12" square AND my FiberWorks group's challenge this year is three 12" squares that relate to each other mounted on a black background . Aha, I have all my tops done!
When I made the slipcover for the box, I did no quilting or embellishing, but this one is quilted and embellished with antique watch faces and gears, watch hands and watch faces from Tim Holt. I will use the same techniques for the FiberWorks pieces. The fabric I used was from a large piece of snow dyed cotton and I used Shiva pant sticks with two different stencils, one was gears and the other was clocks and clock parts.
It's been awhile since I've hooked up with Off the Wall Friday,
so please go over and see some great art.