Art Quilts

“And Still”

Fortunately, the deadline for submitting our SAQA  http://www.saqa.com/ donation quilts was extended because my sewing machine came to an abrupt halt in the middle of it, so….I finished it by hand and finally mailed it in.

“And Still” 12′ X 12″

I started by transferring a patterned inkjet print onto the fabric in the bottom part of it – a new technique for me that I’ll definitely do some more of. Then I hand printed a custom stamp with fabric paint on the background fabric above the inkjet print. I cut out the shapes of a container, some oranges and some flowers and leaves by eye, without drawing them first and fused them on, along with some other shapes that I cut out of some commercial fabric.I started to apply them with some machine stitching, and after my machine went kaput, I hand appliqued them on and added some embroidery here and there. The one focus flower became pretty dimensional as I hand stitched many small snippets of fabric to create the textured whole.

“And Still”  detail
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2 thoughts on ““And Still”

  1. Janis, I LOVE this piece. I’m sorry to say I don’t have $$ to purchase it. I am one of SAQA’s economically challenged members. It looks a lot like Eames Era prints in color and balance.

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