This art quilt came together for me with relatively no angst.
It started with simply doing some free motion practice as it is a fairly new technique for me.
I really discovered the joys of free motion quilting when I bought new foot for my Janome sewing machine.
I had been using my Baby Lock machine, but it just wasn't going very well.
When I found out that the new foot I was wanting to try was only available for the Janome
I decide to switch machines even though I had always preferred the Baby Lock.
The difference between the 2 machines was like night and day.
I was shocked and amazed as well as very, very happy!
Starting this piece is what untangled me from the intense feeling
of being overwhelmed several weeks ago.
So I ponder,
how is it possible for a new project to quiet the tornado in my head.
It seems to be a dichotomy at best.
But I suppose it does really make sense.
You know how it goes,
piles of unfinished projects overtaking your work table,
looming house work,
the day job...
and for me - writing deadlines.
A new simple project brought me into focus
and helped me settle into a nice comfortable work zone.
So much so that I was then able to cut into fourths a large art quilt that had become static.
But more about that/those pieces later!
Please, please, please click on the image for a larger view.
|Finished size is 24" x 30"|
Here are some detail shots.
All the fabric I used was hand painted white cotton.
The center fabric with orange, green and yellow leaf shapes
was a piece of batik fabric I made
using soy wax and Dye-ne-Flow.
If you want to see an earlier version of this piece click here.
Now here is the big clincher...
I need help with a title.
What do you all think?