15-1/" x 14-1/2"
This was made by liquifying
a picture of a wall hanging of a
basket of flowers.
It was photo transferred four times, sewed together and then I stippled,
doodled, and thread painted it.
Del Mar, California
Potato dextrin resist hand dyed crackle fabric; pin tucking with metallic
threads; many crystals
Pawtucket, Rhode Island
acrylic paints on cotton
Based on one of those quizzes on blogs. Oriental symbols spell
Cynthia Ann Morgan
Wild-haired Party Girls at Sunset
22" x 26"
whole cloth hand dyed fabric
I started with this piece of tie dyed fabric. I saw shadowy figures
in the pattern, so I played that up by painting dresses on the figures
and a sunset sky with thickened dye. Then I quilted around the figures
and the sun.
The Broken Path
21 x 26”
To use just one piece of cloth, I beaded the fabric with copper colored
seed beads to add some shimmer and enhance the shapes. I also used
acrylic paint to paint some of the shapes on the surface.
Warp and Weft
16" x 15"
one piece of "cotton lame" fabric
I used a fabric with two different colors in the warp and weft. I
thought they would be red and blue, but they turned out to be a bright
iridescent orange, and a flat dull reddish-purple. I wove some strips
and beaded the intersections, and I fringed two rectangles, using the
thread pulled from each as embellishment. I quilted it with YLI thread
color Madras, using a fairly fluffy poly batting which emphasizes the
hills and valleys for more color changes as you look at it from different
angles. It was such a fun challenge!
San Leandro, CA
Coyote Hills Marsh
13" x 8.5"
Cotton, quilted, painted with acrylics
After seeing quilts by Deidre Adams,
I decided to make a whole cloth quilt, quilt first, and then paint
with acrylic paints. I used a photo I had taken at a local park as
the inspiration for this quilt.
muslin, Sharpie pens and rubbing alcohol
For the one-fabric challenge, I used sharpie pens to draw on the muslin,
then dropped or sprayed rubbing alcohol on the designs, which flowed
like watercolors. They are permanent, now that they are dried and heat-set.
Then I used my machine to turn the design into flowers and a rainbow.
I need to go back and add more embellishments to this before it's complete.
11" x 11"
beads, acrylic paint; plain muslin; rubber stamps; gelatin
I used a gelatin monoprint and encrusted beadwork for this challenge;
plain white muslin with acrylic paint. I made the design in the gelatin;
applied the paint; and then imprinted the fabric. I also used a small
stamp with yellow/gold paint to add a bit more to the design. After
the paint dried, I quilted it and then beaded it. I just zig-zagged
the edges and mounted it on a fabric covered canvas.
Tobi K. Hoffman
19" x 20"
I had never before gone with a single
fabric for a piece. I
began by putting a thick layer of batting between the muslin backing
and the satin, then thread-painted to get a three-dimensional effect. The
flower is the same fabric in ruffles, sewn in rosette petals. The
final step was a touch-up with fabric paint to highlight the leaves
and the flower.
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