Friday, November 13, 2009

Follow Me Blind

Here's a new piece I've been working on. It started as part of a 5 day Follow Me Blind Challenge on Fiber Art Traders. Each day we had directions to follow without knowing what we would be doing the next. Day one we picked a piece of fabric and had to do some sort of surface design. I just used a piece of my hand-painted fabric. The second day we layered it with batting and quilted a piece of synthetic sheer fabric to the top. Then we used a heat gun to melt the sheer. I have been wanting to try that for a long time but never got around to it until now.
Day 3 we cut it up, rearranged it and sewed it to a backing fabric. Day 4 we embellished. I beaded it and made little green x out of some silk embroidery thread. Today is day 5 and we are now supossed to put a new backing on to cover up the stitching and then fold and manipulate it into some type of vessel. I'm not going to do this since I'm not really into make vessels. Maybe if I had a place to display stuff but I don't so it would just get put away and forgotten. I think I will cut the piece out of the felt and then mount it somehow to an artists canvas. I don't know if I will get a canvas that is already stretched and paint it then attatch this or get stretcher bars and sew this to a piece of black fabric and then attatche the fabric to the stretcher bars. I'm also thinking of extending the beading and x's off of the quilt and onto the background.
I really like the way this has come out and want to try doing some more pieces like this. It looks much better in person.


Sharon said...

Oh I really like this art quilt! Kind of like a mystery quilt for fiber artists! Are the quilts or vessels from the rest of the group posted anywhere?

Beth M said...

They are posted on the Fiber Art Traders Yahoo Group. You would have to join the group to see the pictures.

Even though I didn't do the last step, it was lots of fun. The other ladies really came up with some neat ideas for their vessels. Wish I had someplace to display stuff.

Melanie said...

Once again, I am in awe of your talent! :)BEAUTIFUL WORK!!

kara.mastin13 said...

This looks wonderful. I can't wait to come home and see in person all you have done since I've been gone. Also when will you be able to get better pictures of the Fiber Divas round robin year projects up? I've been waiting to see those for a while now as I couldn't see them in person. Love you Mom. Keep up the awesome work.