September 15, 2012

summer nature study

Today is the Fiberactions group reveal.
This challenge was to use a triadic color scheme.

Drawn images from my sketchbook were transferred onto silk cloth. 
I then made a quilt sandwich and outline stitched the images with a thick upholstery weight thread.  Using a variety of textile paints, inks, crayons and markers the triadic color scheme was added.

Once the paint and inks were dry the images were quilted with silk threads.
The edges were finished with a satin stitch and each became a mini quilt.

The background is a piece of dyed burlap.  There is a photo of the burlap shown below.  It was solid violet and I made a freezer paper stencil to add the darker design.
The burlap was sandwiched and completely quilted before the mini quilts were attached.
In hind sight - the burlap did not require an additional painted design, nor the decorative quilting because neither shows.

 Small beads, buttons and embroidery threads were added to fill in some of the blank spaces.

This was a fun project to work on. 
 I enjoyed spending time on each of the mini quilts in between busy summer activities and completing other tasks.  

Check out the other triadic color works at the Fiberactions blog here.


Sherri D said...

You still need my address to mail this piece to me right? :D

Very pretty, very nice in so many ways!

Anonymous said...

You never cease to amaze me! Just gorgeous!

Dunbarton, NH