"Guitar Hero" was finished in March and shown at the IQF Long Beach show. It's "38 by 48"
It is difficult to quilt through the heavily rusted areas. My sewing machine is about to mutiny. I may try to hand quilt sometime to save myself some stress and sewing needles. I heavily quilt these pieces so everything stays flat nicely. I know that rusted fabric breaks down over time, but fabric also fades over time. I figure it will last a fairly long time. That's another reason I quilt so heavily, to keep the rusted fabric attached to the quilt if it ever does start to come apart.
|Two-Faced detail shot|
Knee High to a Grasshopper 36" x 48"
2011For the bright green background grasshopper, I did bobbin work with Pearl cotton. I first stitched the grasshopper on the front in regular black sewing thread. Then I turned the piece to the back side and stitched over the black thread a few more times, with the Pearl cotton in my bobbin and regular sewing thread in my machine. I do like his expression and "buggy" eyes.
Close-up of Kneehigh to a Grasshopper
"Reinvent the Wheel" 36" x 48" was my first rusted quilt. I was very pleased with how it turned out.
And the close-up.
I still want to get that red/teal complementary color thing worked out. This is the closest I've come to nailing it, but I still have far to go. Sarah Ann Smith did a beautiful quilt with this color combination a few years back and it had such beauty and impact.