Day of the Dead Art Show by Charwirfs

Summary

Category:
Quilting
Pattern:
Status:
Brain Storming
Started:
2014-08-20T00:00:00Z
Finished:
Tutorial:
None

Description

I have let my fussy cuts and art finally blend into mixed media art work. I am really pleased to be taking my quilting skills into the art world. I have entered my quilts into every art show I have ever entered, all free style and small, and they never pass the jury. Lately they are passing and I am so pleased to finally make the break through. New project is a Day of the Dead Art Show coming up in Oct./Nov. I will use fussy cuts from this busy print of working skeletons. They represent the lottery tickets that are sold in Mexico. Quite often the tickets represent art work. These are too fun to pass up. More photos as I go. AUGUST 31: First tiny quilt completed. Usually I appliqué, turning the edges under. This time I am using raw-edge application, and more hand embroidery as quilting stitches, embellishment, and protection for the raw edge. I was surprised to notice that the extra stitching did not take much more time then turning the edges. The puppy/chick photo shows the usual method of appliqué I was using. I finished it and gifted it at Easter.

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Comments

HawkFan

I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with this! I have this fabric too - couldn't pass it up either

Charwirfs

It is really cute HawkFan . So far I have made mug rugs with them using multi pastel tye-dye batik prints.

Speattle

I especially love the hand stitching.

Charwirfs

Thank you Speattle . Hand stitching is a favorite these days. It calms my busy times and quiets my jagged nerves.

HawkFan

I'm totally stealing your idea for a wallhanging for my daughter. I'm going to take a slightly different approach to construction but I love what you did with the fabric

Charwirfs

I can't wait to see it HawkFan . Happy to be an inspiration and I may return the compliment by stealing whatever you design. These are so much fun to work with.

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