Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Warhol Meets Adams Meets O'Keefe

As you can tell by the title of this piece, I had some difficulty focusing on just one artistic style. What I finally came up with was a cross between Andy Warhol, Ansel Adams and Georgia O'Keefe. Andy was represented in the multiple prints of a single image along with the use of the color red, Ansel's influence was the black and white photo print, and Georgia's nod was the close-up of a flower. I began by using a close-up photo of a rose which I had taken and altering it through PSE to sharpen it and remove the color. I then printed it onto fabric, creating three images to use. Here is where I wish that I had taken more time and used Digital Grounds on my fabric before printing on it. This would have given me a more saturated sharp image. I then cropped two of the images and left one complete. I placed the images on the black and white background and added the red and black framing around them. The quilting is very simply done, as I knew that it would not show on the patterned fabric.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Challenge 71 - Flowers with Style

Challenge 71Flowers with Style            Due: August 4th   Host:  Cynthia Ann Morgan
Choose a style from Art History to create a quilt featuring flowers. Your flowers can be geometric (like traditional or contemporary quilt blocks), stylized(like folk art), realistic or abstract (like impressionism & expressionism) or anything else you want.

Example Time Periods/Styles:   



Art Nouveau


Cubism - Picasso's Woman with Flower

Stylized - Picasso's Petit Fleurs

Impressionism - Monet's Garden

Stylized - Matisse's Le Lance

Expressionistic - Emil Nolde's Yellow & Red Flowers

Pop Art - Warhol's Flowers

Realistic -Nobuyoshi Araki's Rondeau

Japanese Woodcut - Hokusai

Van Gogh's Sunflowers



Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Challenge 70

Don't like this, but tried...

Monogram - Tangled

Since the FFF challenge was to do a letter, initials or monogram in a zentangled manner. I did that for the piece that will go on the back of the memory quilt pillow for my second cousins. Originally, I was just going to use the same fabric as the front. After the FFF challenge came out, I thought it would be really special to use their monogram. However, after the tangling was finished, I think it would have been better without it.

Sunday, July 08, 2012

Zentangle Scissors Case

I found some fabric in my stash that already looked like a Zentangle. I printed out "Quilting" on paper, put the zentangle fabric behind some black fabric, placed the paper on top of both pieces of fabric and outlined the word by stitching around the letters with white thread. I then trimmed awaybthe paper and the black fabric from the letters allowing the zentangles fabric to show through. I then added batting and another piece of fabric. Using black thread, I did an applique stitch around the letters. I then filled in the spaces around the lettering with decorative stitches. Using the zentangle fabric, I added a piece of batting and folded the fabric in half and did quilting stitches to hold all layers together. Placing the two pieces of fabric with right sides together I stitched them together in the shape of my quilting scissors. This was a fun way to fulfill the challenge requirements and to make some functional, as well. I did do some zentangle doodling on paper, which was fun, too. Thanks for the fun Challenge.