Sunday, December 26, 2010
from sketchbook to art quilt ~ work in progress
I'm finally getting the hang of free motion stitching (it truly just takes practice, lots of practice) and I love the idea of using the imagery from my sketchbook in my art quilts.
On the left was the journal page from awhile back. On the right, I removed the text and flipped the image in photoshop. (This step wasn't really neccessary, in this case.)
Then, I printed the image onto sandwich/deli wrap (you could use tracing paper, or any light weight paper) and pinned it to the BACK of my quilt (fabric and batting.) I free motioned stitched the outline of my drawing. (I used green thread in the bobbin, in part because I'm not yet confident in bobbin tension and frankly, I was playing it safe.)
And the front of the fabric (soywax mono printed fabric by yours truly in Melly Testa's workshop 2009.) You can't see the green thread very well, but I'm okay with that, because now I'm going to stitch from the top, using black thread.
Below is the work in progress, I'm hand stitching now.
Work in progress. I consider this another piece in my nostaligia series. The white linen cocktail napkin is a transfer from another of my drawings using Susie's Monday's technique
Just a reminder I teach art quilts and "sketching and watercolor: journal style" and you can find my teaching schedule here.