Monday, June 13, 2011

Summer of Color (Blue)

Here is my first project for Summer of Color.  I made a fiber ATC.  I mostly make small art quilts or other fiber art, so I want to build up a collection of ATCs to show people my work.  With this piece I wanted the batting to show so I painted it and then frayed the edges.

I was happy that the first color we worked with was blue, because it is my favorite color. I had to add touches of gold just to jazz it up a little. 

10 comments:

Kristin said...

Mine too (shy smile) Blue's first for a reason ;) I LOVE this piece - love the exposed batting and the whimsical stitching - thank you for sharing with us. Sorry about the linking issue - it's up on the blog now, xo

Terrie said...

That's very cool! I like the frayed batting edges a lot and the freeform sewing makes a great addition. Lovely.

Crafty Mom said...

I haven't done any free motion quilting before, but I learned to sew a couple of yrs ago. I love your piece and I'd love to try free motion quilting and I had never thought of doing a fabric ATC.

Mandy said...

what a great idea to show your work....so cute too!!!xxx

Liette alias Pixelle said...

Oh wouawwwwww I adore your work...it is so nice...

Janelle said...

Thank you everyone. I am fond of frayed edges and a messy look. Neat and exact isn't my style, at least with art quilting. I have only been doing free motion stitching for about a year, so I am still perfecting the technique. I am finding it to be very fun and relaxing.

Sandi said...

Very cool ATC!

creatingme said...

oooh, love this!

Chris said...

What a lovely idea... so pretty :D

carole brungar said...

Your ATC is very pretty! Great job