|Two fabric flowers|
I knew that there would be 2 fabric flowers that I had made, although I wasn't sure of their placement. I also wanted to add more embellishment, but didn't want to go overboard (something I can easily do!)
I went in my jewelry box and found a lovely chunky red flower - it's perfect!
|Details of Escape 2: English Garden Art Quilt|
|Second in the Escape Series: Escape 2: English Garden|
I added the rose quartz with clear beads between them along the triangles. It's like a flower bed bordered by stones. I also added some seed beads within the draped fabric. These only show up if light reflects off them, adding a little twinkle to the garden - maybe the dew?
What I learned:
- I've really enjoyed making this second art quilt in the series. It's fun to be following a process for more than one quilt. I've started writing down the process and hope to share it as a tutorial eventually. I'm going to test it out with Escape 3: À Paris.
- It's great to be able to use pieces of jewelry in my art quilts, especially since I love jewelry but never wear it!
- This piece really needed a lot of percolating time. I attempted to work on it a few times, mostly because I thought that I should. This weekend, I just knew that I was ready to finish it!
- For details on Escape 1: Warmer Climates and Escape 2: English Garden: Working in a Series (February 3, 2017)
- How to: Make a Fast and easy Fabric Flower with Melanie Ham on YouTube
|Escape 2: English Garden|
Escape 2: English Garden
20" x 16"
Materials: Linen, cotton, scarf (probably cotton), fabric from polyester top, embroidery floss, beads and rose quartz.
Techniques: Improvisational piecing, Free Motion Quilting, hand embroidery, beading, fabric flowers.
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What a lovely piece!! Thanks for sharing your process and lessons too!!ReplyDelete
Thanks Alida, I'm really looking forward to the next one!Delete
The piece is very elegant and rich. Last night I watched a PBS show about Royal bedchambers and when I saw your work I thought of one of those beds, with a draped canopy, floral quilt, richly embellished draperies pulled back to the four posts. Anyway, it's totally English and delightful.ReplyDelete
Thanks Paula. Those are my absolute favourite colours - so rich and regal.Delete
Beautiful work! And yes, sometimes things just need to percolate for awhile!ReplyDelete
Thanks Susan - you just can't rush creativity!Delete
I like the assorted textures in your piece. Very pretty.ReplyDelete
Thanks Deb. It's so much fun adding these - from a velvety scarf to rose quartz!Delete