March 15, 2010

Communication. . .

. . . through fiber and stitch.

Fiberactions is an online fiber artists challenge group. We have embarked on a two year journey to create a fiber art piece measuring 16 x 20"every other month.  Our pieces are revealed on the 15th of every other month, when the new inspiration word is introduced as well.
You may find all of the artist's work by clicking the Fiberactions site here.
Today is reveal day
 my communication piece is below.

-communication through fiber and stitch-

After a few other attempts at some abstract work, I decided on this.  I like the simplicity of it and the words are by Langston Hughes -
 "Hold fast to your dreams, for without them life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly."

Using my own hand dyed fabrics, the dimensional applique was made with fabric stitched over wool felt.

I love hummingbirds and am fascinated by how they can be so tiny yet so strong.

I used a poly over a silk batt and quilted a simple design with 100wt thread.


Quilt Rat said...

Stunningly beautiful! You must be so pleased this.........BRAVO!!!!

Sue Bleiweiss said...

It's beautiful! Love the message.

Deb H said...

It's an elegant message, & a beautiful quilt. The quilting is especially wonderful.