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March 15, 2011

don't judge a book by it's cover


because you never know what is inside


Today is  the Fiberactions Challenge Group reveal day.  Our theme word was impression.

This is a two sided quilt.  The front, meant to look like a weathered book of plants and flowers. The back  meant to look like a page from inside.



Again, I went with seed pods.  This time I created 3d seed pods which were lined with green silk.



The fabrics of the book were painted, over painted, distressed, inked and made to look like leather.  The label was was hand printed onto white fabric, distressed and the edges were burnt.



I took pictures of drawn flowers from my sketchbook and used them to hand paint white cloth. 
The flowers were stabilized prior to cutting and then stitched onto the background fabric.


I loved making this piece.  Out of all my Fiberactions pieces this is probably the most representational of  the type of work I love the most.
Head on over to the Fiberactions blog and see how the other talented artists interpreted the theme.

Thanks for looking!

5 comments:

Joan said...

You do the most incredible work - That_is_beautiful!!

Quilt Rat said...

Wonderful...absolutely without a doubt WONDERFUL!!!!!

Coral said...

Lovely, Kathy. It was inspiring watching it come together.

WoolenSails said...

That is such a beautiful piece.
Love how you captured the look of a worn page.

Debbie

Deb H said...

Wow! This is spectacular! I love that you worked it to be 2 sided, & I love the texture added with the seed pods!
Really Beautiful!