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.

14 comments:

  1. I like this Terri and what beautiful FME stitching you have done.

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  2. Lovely Terri,
    your abstract really works, the scarf design really compliments the piece,

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  3. Beautiful Terri!! Love the darker, stitched area in the middle.

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  4. Sounds like you & I shop in the same places! Lovely piece!

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  5. A lovely little piece. I need to start hitting the thrift shops. :)

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  6. Love the colours Terri - and the different methods you used with this one. It seems to me that you get more experimental as time goes on.

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  7. This is so lovely. Just reminds me of high summer.
    What a great find that scarf was too.
    Hugs, Alis.

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  8. Love the colors in this Terri - isn't it funny how both of us seemed to focus on spring like themes and colors this week? the cold must be getting to both of us!

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  9. This is lovely. I can see where you're coming from with thinking they look like butterflies, but I think the scarf print and your beautiful stitching makes them look like flowers to me :)

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  10. This is a lovely piece of work Terri, the colours are beautiful and the FME finishes it all off.

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  11. I adore the colors and the abstract composition. Looks great! Fran

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