Friday, June 27, 2014


It's Friday night and I'm thinking about the weekend.  On Sun. afternoon I'm teaching Vibrant Quilt Collage  (from the book Vibrant Quilt Collage: A Spontaneous Approach to Fused Art Quilts, written by Bethan Ash).  Since I forgot to post a photo of my shop sample back in Feb., here it is:

"Exhilaration" wall-hanging, 18x24"

I really wanted it to be VIBRANT, so I pieced the background with black-and-white fabrics, then used fusible web to adhere the multicolored shapes to its surface. It was machine-quilted in softly-curved arcs, some of which overlapped.  It really was a fun and SPONTANEOUS way of working, and a nice change from how I normally design and construct a quilt.

In fact, I enjoyed it so much that other design ideas popped into my mind as I was working on this one.  Here's a second piece I've started, this time using one piece of black fabric as the background:

2nd "Vibrant" fabric collage, 12x17"

This second one's been on the back burner for awhile, percolating. When I return to it, I hope I'll know what it needs next. The only thing I'm sure of is that there will be a bit of black showing on all four edges. As of right now, though, I'm not even sure of the orientation!  It may be on its side when I'm finished . . .

A change in orientation?

Anything's possible, right?

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