Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Long and Skinny Eco Print Art Quilt

 This is a long and skinny (7" x 36") art quilt that I have created from a piece of eco printed wool fabric. It has a peony leaf as well as maple, oak, black elder, and more.

The backing fabric is also 100% wool (a hand dyed tweed that I purchased that goes just perfectly!) and it extends to form an informal border on the quilt. The black cotton batting that I chose peeks out from behind the eco print wool to give a little zing.

The background is free motion machine quilted in wavy lines and the leaves are all hand stitched.

The organic look of this piece will make a statement in any setting ... the edges are unfinished and just a little bit off-square.  I added a hanging sleeve to one of the narrow ends so that it can be hung invisibly from a 6" dowel ... very easy! (it does hang straight from the top edge, not on an angle as the photo appears!) It could also be draped across a table or piano ... or even wrapped around your neck as a statement scarf.
This piece is now available in my Etsy shop

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Canada 150 (#2) art quilt

Since the larger version of this art quilt is on display at the Salmon Arm Art Gallery this month I decided to make another to list in my Etsy shop.  This art quilt measures approximately 10" x 20" and is made using the same techniques as posted a few couple of ago ... painted leaves, machine and hand stitching and organza leaves.

You can see it in my Etsy shop

What are you creating to celebrate Canada's 150th birthday?