Tuesday, May 25, 2010

More on the Background

I received a couple of questions on the three cats quilt in the last post. I thought I'd answer those here. One question was if I am going to paint the kitties. Nope! These are going to be done like some of my recent quilts with my mosaic collage technique (tutorial in the works as I write this).

Another question was what exactly I did to create that background. The fabric you see is many different creamy/neutral fabrics cut into small mosaic pieces. Again, the tutorial will explain my methods. The tutorial will be available by mid June, if all goes well, perhaps even sooner. Here's a close up of the background.

I shared the many pieces of fabric I cut for this background a couple of posts ago. Remember the cookie sheet photo??? Well after creating the background I did have some fabric pieces left over and I put them all in a zip-lock bag. This bag is 8" x 8" and I could still fit more in there, so it's not overly full. I'll save these for another project.

I have been a very bad sketcher lately. I have fallen very behind in drawing my Creative Cues. Before today I was six words behind. Now I'm only four words behind because I sketched a couple of the words this morning.

This sketch shows a beverage that is mostly full, and a peeking kitty who is full of curiosity.

This sketch shows a pocket full of sunshine.

And finally, I completed this quilt a couple of days ago and finally got a good day for photographing it. I finished the edges with a brown fabric binding. I thought of black at first, my usual favorite, but I thought I'd go with brown instead as I thought it fit this color scheme quite well.

Spring Tulips, 20.5" x 20.5"
Available in my Etsy shop