Saturday, February 17, 2007

Journal Quilt #7

This piece is a bit abstract, for me anyway. I love abstract work, but for some reason find it difficult to create. I started this with laying out blue strips in a light to dark fashion. I fused these to a stiff inner layer. I then took a piece of partially felted wool and layed it in the middle (purple piece). Over this I layed on some paper petals that I found in the clearance aisle at Hobby Lobby. I think these paper petals are similar to what Sue calls fairy wings. In fact, Sue used fairy wings in her journal quilt this week too. I grouped the petals in groups of three, thinking of a flower. But now that I look at them, they remind me more of butterflies. Next I sprinkled in some angelina for some shimmer. I put over the top of all this a chiffon scarf that I had found one day at the thrift store. The scarf is a blue color and has a leafy print on it. I then free motion quilted around the butterflies and created some stitched leaves and swirls.