I started this art quilt project late last spring. Right after I started, my uncle was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer; he lived for 2 months after that, and I spent my free time visiting him until he died. Only recently have I picked up where I left off. I have this idea of a big brightly colored art quilt with pink sand verbena and yellow and orange desert poppies and a bright blue sky with cirrus clouds. That’s the general plan and color scheme. Overall size will be something like 70″ x 40″.
Here’s some sand verbena from my wildflower perennial bed:
I cut verbena shapes out of contact paper, based on the photo; contact paper is the stuff you use for shelving in your cabinets.
Here are my plywood boards w/poly fleece stapled on top; I took these outside and stapled my fabric on top….
I peeled off the adhesive on my verbena-shapes and stuck them on the fabric stapled on the boards, then screen printed thickened dye on the fabric….then I washed the fabric and did it all over again a few times.
You can see some of the finished verbena-fabric here on my “design wall”–just fancy talk for a big fabric covered bulletin board where I can hang fabric up to “audition” for whatever project I’m working on:
Now the question is what to do with all the fabric! Time for some sewing experiments…..
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