My art quilt group is trying to gather pieces for an exhibit application and our theme is portals, evolved from doors/doorways. We need enough that every member of the group could do more than one and not worry about it!
I’m starting a second piece and it began with another random piece of fabric that caught my eye. I thought it would be cool to make a piece with sheer and translucent fabrics. There was some nice blue and I had a piece that was dyed and then stitched with random twin needle curves and some purple, and a piece of gold organza fell onto the floor…
The totally translucent wasn’t working for me, so I added one more layer of silk in the back. Ta-da…step one!
Some ‘what if’ ‘what’s missing’ ‘what next’ thinking got me to the point of making some shapes with the plan to cut them out.
Each cutout exposes a different layer.
The next step was to add a couched stitch around each cutout.
And a bit to the gold, just to carry the color through.
I still want it lightweight, so I’m not sure about batting and backing. I’m thinking non-traditional, but it definitely needs something. Felt, for a backing/batting combo? With pinked and couched edge? I could use lightweight batting, or some silk blend batting that I have with more silk for the backing, but it seems silly to me to waste a large piece of silk on a quilt back! Cheap or frugal, that’s just the way I think. Maybe I’ll go look through all that wool I have and see if there’s something lightweight that will work.
I’m not going to jump into anything on this one. I’m really liking it and I don’t want to hate it because of choosing the wrong innards!