September 22, 2009

In the Strata

Posted in Twitter Quilts...Twilts tagged , , , , , , at 9:27 AM by Shelley Swanland

StrataThere are so many new techniques and products available these days. Art quilting has become the rage and the possibilities have been calling to me for a long time. The Twilt project seems the perfect place to try out some new techniques. For “In the Strata” I used torn strips of painted silk, organza, metallic silk organza and a bit of yarn. I laid the strips over a base of cotton with light fusable web and bonded them to the surface. The strips were then stitched with Rainbow thread from Superior in the same direction, using the stitches on my machine, a flower stitch, a leaf stitch and straight stitch. Strata DetailI then bravely cut my piece into three sections, inverting the center and stitched linen in between. I thought the directional cherry print complimented the strata of the experimental piece. I will probably go back and add embellishment to this piece but since it’s Twilt Tuesday here it is, as is. 

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