Thursday, May 01, 2008

Bouquet on silk

Not denim................but it is recycled silk.
I have never done anything quite like this before, I have
to say I 'loved' doing it and it may become my statement.
Silk is second to none. This is totally free-motion thread painted, then I used colored pencils to color the flowers within the outline stitching.
What are 'dents' are from the pins, and I haven't finished the edges yet. I am hoping for some candid comments and suggestions for the finishing.
They say, no border on art quits, binding.....skinny at that, so what do you think? I
am tempted to do a machine scalloped edge and a skinny binding in something pale, may be very light turquoise?
Comments please...... and thank you........


Linda Cline said...

You have done a terrific job on your thread painting.

I have heard "them" say that art quilts shouldn't have borders, but why not? People mat their paintings and drawings all the time. I think it depends on the particular piece, and the look you want. I think a border on this quilt could be distracting if your not careful about it. What if you bound it in the same offwhite as the background fabric and inserted a narrow strip of accent color between the quilt and the binding?

Cherie in Del Mar said...

This is really lovely Carole. I can almost 'smell' the flowers!

Art by Rhoda Forbes said...

Love it Carole. It is so 'airie' , gives one a feeling of the breeze blowing through the window, good job.

Betty Donahue said...

I have to agree with Linda.

LAQuilts said...

First off you are brilliant for not using denim. I do like your thread work - it might be nice to consider some thread work in the back ground. Also you might want to put a small black binding on it - the black frames it.

Cheryl said...

I like the way you set the vase off-centre and I like the delicate colours you've used. I could see a fairly narrow border in a pale shade....turquoise, maybe? just to frame the piece. I agree with Linda. Drawings and paintings can look great matted. Why not mat an art quilt with a border?