Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Results from April's Tart Kit: Lines and Splatters

Susan has used her lines and splatter fabric as a coordinating print in this randomly pieced quilt. It was then machine quilted with a variation of lines.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Results from the March Kit

Enjoy the upcycled art that we created using the March kit. The first three are Sue Anne's, the next two are Susan's and the last one is Jamie's.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Results of Thread Lace

Sue Anne's thread lace becomes the focal point in her strip pieced quilt. She used a piece of Lutradur that she painted with a light wash of color. She used very little heat on the Lutradur because she did not want much melting. With the light stitching and large motif, it resembles eyelet fabric.

The center square is Jamie's thread lace. It is pieced into the surrounding fabrics. The quilt is embellished with seed stitch and beads.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Results of Closing the Gap

Sue Anne commemorates her siblings with this quilted piece. Each small quilt represents herself and her three brothers, and sister with personal embellishments and motifs. The closures in last month's Tart kit are used to add interest as well as to hang it all together.

Susan used the closures as visual and textural interest within a quilted piece of scrapped strips.

Jamie's piece is made up of left over quilted scraps from other quilts which are connected with the various closures. 

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Results of DeColourant Plus

Susan used the deColourant Plus in several ways. She used her motif as both a stencil to change the color of the shape and as a mask to change the color of the background. She has embellished with rhinestones, trim, beads, and embroidery.

Jamie stamped three snowflakes on individual blocks and stitched them together. The motif has been trapuntoed for more dimension and the background is heavily stippled.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Results of Cord Dyeing

Jamie's center fabric was dyed by pulling up the center of a square of white fabric and wrapping it from that center point to the edge with four cords. Starting in the center, a yellow cord was wrapped around the outside of the fabric. An orange cord overlapped the yellow, red overlapped the orange, and finally black overlapped the red. The cords were held in place with thread. When the fabric was dried and pressed, she cut out the irregular circle after applying a fusible web. The "flower" was adhered to the background and she satin stitched the veins and the outside edge. Once layered over batting and backing, the piece was thread painted and the background was tightly quilted.

Susan over dyed a hand dyed piece of cotton with several cords: yellow and red. Once dyed, dried and pressed, she cut her fabric into strips and incorporated it into her random cut blocks. The strips are a combination of commercial, hand dyed and soy wax batiked cottons. She embellished with buttons and beads.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Results of Variations on Handmade Paper

Jamie's paper was incorporated into the larger piece as part of a collection of knives, forks, and spoons. Using a stamp, she created a reverse design of the image with the foam sheet. The cutlery was colored with water color pencils.

Susan created her paper on a flat surface using colored glue. Just before her final sheets of kleenex, she added three fresh leaves. Their ghostly image is enhanced with watercolor pencil rubbings. 

Sue Anne used an enlarged picture of a key charm to build her multi-layered mold. The glue was colored and the inside of the key was painted with gold acrylic paint.