Monday, June 8, 2015

Art Quilt Experiment, Adding Texture with hand embroidery....

I sewed together 'strip' fabric with batiks and muslins.

I sliced the 'strip' fabric into thirds horizontally and vertically.

Cross stitch and running stitches added.

 I'm adding more hand embroidery to my new art quilt, the texture and color adds so much fun!
Over the weekend I sewed up a strip fabric piece and cut it into small blocks to be used in another art quilt experiment. I'm using some blue and green batik to start with. I plan on using the small blocks as the center square for a bigger log cabin block. I'm still working through, maybe I should say playing instead of working, Gwen Marston's book
Liberated Quiltmaking II. Her book is full of great design and color ideas.
I'm going to run a small tutorial on finishing an art quilt, either with binding or with the envelope, pillow case, method.
Also, I think it would be fun to begin 'defining' art quilt. What is an art quilt anyway?
Happy Monday!


Pamela said...

Brilliant idea!

Janie said...

Thank you, Pamela, I'll have some fun with it.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I can always count on seeing wonderful colours when I visit you Janie, and today's post is no exception. Your posts are always fun and make me happy. It's a dull unsettled day here (thunderstorms off and on) and this bright bit of colour is a joy.

Janie said...

Thank you, MA, color does that for me too.
PS We have rain here today.

Karen said...

love the layout of these pieces, the strips....I agree with May Anne, always beautiful colour at your place.