Sunday, February 19, 2017

Second in the Series

Two fabric flowers
Two fabric flowers
My second Escape Art Quilt is done! It had to sit and percolate a while before I was ready to finish it.

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
I really wanted to add some rose quartz, but where and how much? I asked my son - he's got a great eye for the geometry of a piece. Sure enough, he did it again. He explained that the piece flowed from right to left, following the points of the two triangles horizontally. I had considered dangling the quartz from the draped fabric, but he said that it would break its horizontal flow.

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!

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Escape 2: English Garden
Escape 2: English Garden

Project Details
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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8 comments:

  1. What a lovely piece!! Thanks for sharing your process and lessons too!!

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    1. Thanks Alida, I'm really looking forward to the next one!

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  2. 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.

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    1. Thanks Paula. Those are my absolute favourite colours - so rich and regal.

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  3. Beautiful work! And yes, sometimes things just need to percolate for awhile!

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    1. Thanks Susan - you just can't rush creativity!

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  4. I like the assorted textures in your piece. Very pretty.

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    1. Thanks Deb. It's so much fun adding these - from a velvety scarf to rose quartz!

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