Working in a Series – Birds – Part 6
Quilt Documentation 178 – 179
These small quilts are exercises from Art Quilt Workbook by Jane Davila & Elin Waterston.
All measure 9" x 12".
(see first post here)
Objects that are not too heavy or too fragile, that are mostly two-dimensional and that are not too big work best in art quilts.
Paper, natural objects, man-made objects can be attached by hand or machine, glued, wired or fused.
Quilt Documentation 178
"Birds - 10"
The found objects in this quilt include:
scrapbooking paper, brown paper stamped with my crow stamp, painted newspaper, map, a small collage of melted plastic shopping bags on textured background, a pair of old earings (backs removed and attached with embroidery thread) and couched wool.
I also couched the same wool around the edges for a binding.
|"Birds 10 - Found Objects|
|"Birds 10 - Found Objects - back|
There is no end to what can be used for embellishing, beads, buttons, shisha mirrors, sequins, trims, and charms, just to name a few.
Quilt Documentation 179
For this quilt, I placed my batting onto the fabric I wanted to use for the back and wrapped the edges around the batting on the front. I stitched a piece of stabilizer that had been painted or dyed. A piece of trim added a skinny border just inside the raw edges. The dyed cheesecloth was hand stitched and then appliqued with a chickadee printed on cotton. Beads and little rings from an old necklace finished it off.
|"Birds 11 - Embellishments|
|"Birds 11 - Embellishments - back|
Art Quilt Workbook by Jane Davila & Elin Waterston is full of ideas and suggestions, and gives you enough instructions on how to use certain products or techniques to get you going.
I really enjoyed the process of making this series of little quilts and learned a lot.
Learn and have fun by doing, it doesn't have to turn out perfect every time.
Just go for it!