Saturday, January 28, 2012

Hearts & Flowers

I've been playing around lately with some mixed-media collage. This is actually the second art quilt I've made using these types of materials and techniques. I was digging through my paper stash, my hand painted fabrics stash and my oddball fabrics stash to find items to incorporate in this quilt.


When I refer to oddball fabrics, what I mean is fabrics that are not typical to quilting. 


Fabrics like sheers (especially those that have embroidered designs on them), laces, chiffons, tulles, nettings, etc.


These sheer fabrics work great when placed over the top of collage items.


It helps to keep them in place and secure until the entire surface has been stitched.


I'm having fun with these mixed-media collage quilts and hope to have more to share with you soon. Hope you have a great weekend! Today I am teaching at my local quilt shop. We are making Valentine Heart Quilts. There is a tutorial for this project in the Tutorials link at the top of my blog.

12 comments:

  1. Terri, this is soooooo adorable!!! Is it in your shop???? Love you layering and design elements!!!

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  2. Fabulous Terri!
    I'd love to have a go!!

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  3. Fabulous! Have fun teaching today.

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  4. You KNOW I like/love all of your things... but the mixed media style you incorporated in this specific piece is really appealing. Have fun teaching; they are lucky to have you!

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  5. Gorgeous new piece, Terri! I love how layered it is. Have fun in your class!

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  6. That is just gorgeous, Terri!! Love it.

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  7. Ciao Terri, I'm italian quilter, my name is Daniela.
    I love your collage-quilt, it's very very beautiful!!!

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  8. LOOOOVE this piece, Terri. And congratulations on the article in Quilting Arts - I enjoyed reading it.

    Diane

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  9. Love these Terri! Your thread sketched flowers are perfect on the backgrounds you created.

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  10. I love the way the various layers you created draw you into the quilt for a closer look at what is hiding there. A very artistic piece.

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  11. You are onto something here! This is stunningly gorgeous!!!! Hope you do more of this. Sensational!

    auntie jude

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  12. fantastic! Love the color palette and the imagery is really striking.

    Great article in QA!

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