A small study of sorts. Except when I started this my goal was to emulate techniques from a new to me book and I ended up channeling Gwen Marston.
Three colors, navy, green and off white.
Machine pieced and quilted.
Faced with navy
18" x 18"
To show the scale of the pieces.
In some spots I bled the lime green thread into the blue. It's a Maderia thread and it has a nice sheen to it.
Cindy Grisdela, a fabulous textile artist has a great post and it's worth a read. I'm going to try her method next time. I struggle with the corners!
This piece is on it's way to Mexico. Hopefully it will raise a few dollars for an animal shelter at their annual fund raiser that my sister helping with. I don't like to donate where pieces are in a silent auction, I'd rather donate the money. But I made the exception this time. I once saw a queen quilt go for $48 in a silent auction. It stabbed me to see that happen.
Have you faced a quilt? What about stretching a piece over a canvas? Did you quilt it first or just mount the top? What about mounting the finished piece right on the canvas? I'm intrigued with having a nice back finish. That's my stumbling block on the stretching over a canvas/stretcher bars. Any ideas?