Sunday, October 08, 2006

A New Small Piece

I have mentioned before that I am venturing into doing something other than just art quilts. I find myself wanting to use other things than just fabric in my pieces. I have also wanted to incorporate some handwork into them.

This is something I completed a few weeks ago. As I was working on it I kept looking and trying to decide what else I could do to it. It came together fairly easily, which was kind of surprise to me. For some reason I decided to use a piece of craft felt larger than the finished size for the background piece and then I started adding pieces of fabrics. I then added some painted cheesecloth and some scrunched pieces of tulle. I placed a layer of tulle over the whole piece and did some free motion machine stitching. Next I added the metal foil pieces and the hand stitching and beads.
























It is untitled as I find coming up with titles one of the harder things for me to do.

It measures 5 x 7 inches and I intend to mount it on a piece of 8 x 10 inch black foam core.

17 comments:

Cat said...

Fabulous!!! This looks like it was so fun to make, and your sense of color and design are perfect. I see windows...to the soul..with creativity escaping out. Cool.

Deb H said...

Cat is right, 'Windows' was the 1st word that pooped into my mind too.

It's a lovely piece. I love working like this, with bits of all sorts things, collage-like.

Karoda said...

it has wonderful visual appeal...make more! :)

Sarah said...

Beautiful. I love the colors!

Naturegirl said...

You are so artistically talented!I LOVE your impression of Autumn's glory in felt!Truly what Autumns glory is all about changing colors and bright sunshine!

MargaretR said...

if this is one of the first things you have done in this style Micki, it's fantaastic. I just can't wait to see the next one!

Deb Geyer said...

It's great, Micki! Don't you love it?

And I like your new banner...it is new, isn't it?

Anonymous said...

wow! That's cool!! I like how you added beads, too:)

jackie said...

Your banner is nice - did you stitch it?

Conni said...

Wonderful textures and colors - love it!

StegArt said...

Ooh those colors are dancing in my head...Love it. Love the texture you've created. Can you tell me more about the foil...name, where to buy, etc.

diva of quilts said...

it's wonderful!

Kay said...

Lovely colors and texture. It has a very tropical-sea look to me, but I don't have a name suggestion.

Beate said...

the colors and texture are wonderful!

Shirley Goodwin said...

It suggests jewels and gemstones to me.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. I love the colors in this piece and it would be fun to see some ATC sized versions!!

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Anonymous said...

Hi,
I have just found your blog, and I really like your work! Lvely colours and texture!