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Going in a Different Direction

A week has gone by, and I still have not started quilting either of my Upcycle entry candidates.  I have been working on something else entirely, something with an earlier deadline:

What are these little squares?  Some of the pages to an accordion-style fabric book that  I am attempting for another SAQA entry, the 3-D exhibit that closes at the end of the month.  I still have some other parts to the whole entry that I have not even started yet.  I don’t think that I am going to get it all done for this entry, but I will be able to use it for other shows someday.

I am almost ready to start quilting the gravestone rubbing tablecloth quilt that I discussed in my last post.

This is a wild experiment.  I have made line drawings of old buildings in and around my rural home onto water soluble stabilizer.  I will use these drawings as guides to quilt this piece by thread sketching.  The attempt could end in disaster, or turn out fabulously.  What will happen?

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I usually post on Tuesdays and Thursdays, look for progress reports on art work, ramblings on the creative process, announcements about where to find me at upcoming quilt shows, and occasional tangents on some of my other varied interests.

Currently, I am working on two potential entries for upcoming SAQA shows: Upcycle and 3-D Expression.  I’m also hoping to have some entries for a few regional art shows as well.  Here’s a detail of my Upcycle entry-in-progress:

What is upcycled about it?  It is a collage that started with a chicken feed sack that long ago, a youngster with a terrific sweet tooth made into a gigantic trick or treat bag.

I added pieces of vintage printed feedsacks and parts of a vintage tablecloth printed with fabulous 1950s style chickens.  My next step is to start quilting with thread sketches of chickens.  I will go over the lettering in the above image with hand embroidered stitching, then add some candy wrappers to make this a mixed-media collage and keep with the trick or treat sub-theme for this piece.

Next time, I will show a bit of another large art quilt that I have in the works.