The Guild to which I belong, Timberlane Quilters’ Guild, is hosting a Quilt Show next month and I’ve been madly stitching trying to get all my projects finished in time. TaDa! This morning I completed the second last one. Well….almost completed….needs a hanging sleeve yet.
I’ve been admiring the work of collage artists Paula Jolly, Laura Heine and Susan Carlson, to name a few, so when our Guild Program Committee hosted a collage workshop last fall I jumped in. With some guidance (well maybe a lot lol) I snipped and glued and moved pieces around and snipped and glued some more. Having never tackled an ‘art’ quilt before I felt out of my depth but oh what fun! I kept the stitching on this one very simple because I wanted the fabrics and colours to stand out but when I do another one I can feel some serious thread painting coming on! And maybe sparkly tulle, or will it be organza? Hmmm… I think the next one will have to simmer for awhile; many other projects in the queue ahead of it!
I had planned to square it up and mount it on a frame but my better half suggested leaving the edges ‘au naturel’ and having done so I like it; I think it gives the project a very ‘organic’ look doesn’t it? That’s a very popular word in quilting 🙂
Never has it taken me so long to complete a 23″ x 23″ project! Thanks to my fellow Guild members for the advise, encouragement and contribution of beautiful fabrics.