Saturday, August 03, 2013

Paint Strip Challenge

A Mono-chromatic paintstrip challenge for CQFA.
This is the paint strip that I drew. Not my favorite colors to work with, so it will be a challenge.

We used very simple rules: Blindly pick one paint strip. Trading was allowed.
Make an 11x17" quilt using only those colors.
Here was my process:
 I picked out all these wild materials at FabMo, velvet, silk, linen, vinyl, polyester, upholstery fabric. I used the paint strip to "shop", but had some color surprises once I got them home under my Ott-light and not in the not very well lit warehouse space that FabMo is housed in.  Quite a few weren't even close. So I worked with what really matched the paint strip colors.
 I quickly settled on a design that I liked, and had to figure out how to quilt it.

 All the vinyl rectangles were removed since I didn't want to pin them and have the pinholes to deal with.
 All the edges stitched down.

A lot of additional machine embroidery stitching added.
The stack of reptile-skin vinyl rectangles, cut and glue sticked together, ready to place back on the quilt surface.

 This quilt is all about the overlapping of edges.
 So here it is done, now titled Harvest.
 And a bunch of super-duper close-ups so you can see all the stitching.
 I like how the thread stays on the top of the vinyl, not sinking in at all like it does on the velvet.

1 comment:

Jaye said...

OH! Eeekk! I haven't done mine and don't know if I will have time. I did buy fabric.... Yours is fabulous and makes my idea seem lame. It is really a lame idea; I am not just looking for reassurance. Mostly, I wasn't inspired. You have done a great job. I love this piece. Perhaps you should display all of your work in a gallery when you move?