Monday, September 02, 2013

Fiber Art Quilts -- Fractured Roosters

Recently I took a "Fractured Quilts" class using 4 identical panels. The size of the print on the fabric and also the subject matter made a difference in how the quilt tops turned out for each student. You can see some of the fractures by clicking HERE.
When I finished "fracturing" my fabric, I was disappointed how some of the roosters had 2 heads and how the top rooster on the left had green background showing between the rooster and his breast.
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I studied the piece for a while and picked out a blue border to match the blue in the rooster. As Diane said, "The piece as a whole is rather unsettling. There is no place for your eye to rest, and while movement in a piece of art is good, this one is hyperkinetic - for me." Since I didn’t care for the 2-faced roosters I cut out other rooster heads … 
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… and fused them to the top of my quilt.
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And then since I didn’t care for just the tails of the 2 bottom roosters showing on the quilt top, I cut out more roosters and fused them to the borders to make it look like they were walking out of the picture.
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Now … I think I’m ready to quilt it!

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I joined a swap with our regional SAQA members and was tickled to receive this "Hot Coffee" postcard quilt from Ms. Martha.
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And I’d love to sit and sip coffee and visit with her a spell too.

One of my little Sequoia Trees ...

...went to Sharon B. who makes quilts of the sky. Her "work is an interpretation of God's majesty in outer space. Nebulas, stars, galaxies, comets, all unseen with the human eye but captured for our viewing pleasure through NASA's Hubble Telescope photographs."

I hope to meet her someday.

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