As I promised, here’s a peek at the progress I have made so far on the new art quilt I’ve started. It was inspired by the photos I took with my new iPhone from the window of our moving car.I’m going to call it
60 MPH Out The Window.
The first stage is almost complete, the silk painting. I’m reasonably satisfied, it’s a good start. The next stages are the thread painting and the final quilting .
The thread painting and and quilting require thought. This can be especially true of a landscape quilt or any art quilt which requires a measure of realism. What look are you are going for?What style of art do you want? This all needs to be considered. How you plan to achieve this? It requires thought and planning. I usually need to kick this around in my mind for days to work it out.
Thread painting can add realism and detail, the texture of the bark on a tree for instance . It can create the illusion of dimension. An apple, for example, can appear spherical, not just a flat image laying there. It can come to life.
You also need to make a decision concerning the amount of detail you want. Weigh in your mind how much thread work and quilting you will need. That will definitely effect the flatness of the quilt. No one wants an uneven wavy piece of fiber art hanging on their wall. The amount thread work will effect this. It needs to be evenly spaced with similar density to lay flat. A few things to plan, but the fun starts as you see it develop.
Well, there’s a peek at my latest, 60 MPH Out The Window. I’ll try to post a few updates as the project progresses.