OLDIE BUT GOODIE...REMEMBER THAT PHRASE? TODAY I JUST ENTERED THE NEW SHOW AT THE HQ GALLERY IN SURPRISE, AZ. I DECIDED TO ENTER A QUILT THAT HAS NEVER SEEN THE LIGHT OF DAY BEFORE. THIS IS THE FIRST QUILT THAT I EVER DID FREE MOTION QUILTING ON. I CAN NOW DO BETTER, BUT THOUGHT THAT THIS QUILT SHOULD GET ITS DAY IN THE SUN.
|CLARITY, I THINK I AM COMING CLOSER|
This is a quilt that I created when I first learned how to discharge. Discharging is when you remove the color from the fabric. You can buy a chemical retail or you can use bleach. Any product containing bleach can be used. I used dishwasher gel. The figures were all made using a sponge stamp that was dipped in the gel and then stamped onto black fabric. This fabric discharged and turned a rust color. I sprayed a deluted bleach liquid onto the fabric to make the streaks.
The half circles on the quilt was made by placing a wet used coffee filter on the fabric, and letting it dry in place. When removed it left the stain. Rolled up dictionary pages complete the quilt.
WHEN I QUILTED THE COFFEE FILTER STAINS I ADDED SOME BROWN PAINT AND STONE BEADS.
I WAS JUST PLAYING WHEN I STAMPED THESE FIGURES, BUT REALIZED THAT
IS HARD TO ACHIEVE IN LEARNING A NEW TECHNIQUE...
IN QUILTING, AND ESPECIALLY
IN LIFE... REDFOX