Sunday, March 8, 2015

Silk Fusion Art Quilt

You already know how much I like silk fusion and this is a piece that I created some time ago but never got around to using until now.  It is some of the silk that I dyed using blue and grape Kool-aid as the dye. 

The silk fusion, which I made quite textural with some lumpy areas and feathery edges, has been free motion quilted to a background of black dupioni silk.  I stitched the word "Trust" into the background before quilting the black silk and I painted the word with turquoise metallic textile paint after everything else was finished (did I hold my breath when taking the paint brush to the totally finished quilt ... you bet!).

This is quite a small art quilt (14" wide by 9.25" high) but it is finished with a hanging sleeve just like the big quilts and is all labelled and ready to ship from my Etsy shop ( I enjoyed working on this so much that I have already started on another with the word "Grace" that is in shades of purple :)