Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Miami 1920

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This is really a fun challenge. My quilt started with an Art Deco, marble candy dish. I used the figurine who sits on a marble stool as my model. I incorporated the image onto my background with an imaginary hotel sign. On the background I use oil based paint sticks, a yellow highlighted marker, embroidery and metallic threads, thread painting, stifle free motion quilting, as well as some hand stitching. To bring the piece together I framed the quilt with some trim from my stash. The letters HOTEL actually glitters with the help of a very shiny thread.

Thank you for such a great topic.


7 comments:

Kathy said...

Love your lady and I can almost envision her actual clothing from your depiction. The only thing I wish in this project is that your hotel sign was slightly smaller and your lady was bigger. Both parts work well for the total idea, but I'd like to see her star and the sign be an accent...

Betty Donahue said...

This really does say 1920 to me.
Great job
Betty

fastfriday said...

I love this piece. The sitting lady has such attitude! Fun, fun, fun.

Cherie in Del Mar said...

Terrific Deco piece! What size is it? Did you paint her face? Love her attitude/ pose. Good job!
Cherie

Pam Harris said...

I like it the way it is. The "glitzy" border is great!

SusanPI said...

Thank you for all your nice comments. I know the pics I post are not the best and I am not sure but I think my camera settings are off. I am hoping to have improved the pics for next month.

Kathy - I used Pitt Artist Markers on the face. The face is faded. The width is 10 inches and the length is nine inches.:)
Thank YOU Susan Ward aka SusanPI2

Louise said...

The figure and the surrounding elements are very art noveau to me. You achieved great texture through the overall stitching of the elements. I really love the creative border, which adds richness to your work and makes it very elegant. What a fun piece to display.