Sunday, October 22, 2006

Weekend Fabric Fun

Some of you will be wondering just what is pictured above. But for those of us reading the Quiltart mailings, you'll recall that I posted a question recently about rusting fabric. What you see above are fabrics wrapped around various rusting metal tools, etc. and resting in vinegar-water baths - on their way to becoming unique art!

And the results of the cloth above after two days:

And I've recently become fascinated with metallic fabrics and have been collecting small amounts of them for much of the year. Below is one mock-up I've placed using 4 1/2" blocks (4" finished size) with some borders. It's not yet what I want, but it's fun to play with!

Below is another piece I've designed and been playing with for awhile now. First the drawing, then the drawing reversed and colored in Adobe Photoshop, and finally, the fused piece on the design wall awaiting quilting.

Red Ribbons (c)Pat Dolan
At the moment, this piece measures 36"w x 45"h.


bopeep said...

Wow, you sure had a burst of creative activity lately!
Way to go.

paula, the_quilter said...

I really like the blue Photoshop version. I keep going back to it! Maybe you can figure out a way of using that as a print? Nice work.