Before I share my post with you today, if you don’t mind, I would like to do a little self promotion. I have been blogging at this address since early 2012. Since its inception I have been busy sharing my personal as well as my business experiences. The post you are reading today is my 600th post. Can I get a round of applause! Whoop, Whoop! Yeah! 🙂 I don’t know if I have 600 more posts in me but I will do my best to keep going and trying to make this a great place to visit. Ok, I’m done. Now back to our regularly scheduled program! 🙂
On September 29, 2017, I shared a post announcing the completion of 16 quilts. Since then I have been writing stories featuring each one of my completed projects. In this edition I will share the undated version of AQ # 23: On the Fringe.
On the Fringe was the first quilt made using home-made fabric. The fabric was constructed following the tips I learned from Victoria Findlay Wolfe‘s 15 Minutes of Play. To my new fabric I added a variety of materials. Among the additions were denim, a piece of an old curtain and a couple strips of hand-dyed burlap. By the way, I did not dye the burlap. While I would like to learn how to do that I haven’t as of yet. Maybe in my next life. LOL! 🙂
The center art piece was then fused to a black cotton. Behind that is a sandwich of black fusible fleece and more black cotton fabric. I chose black because I didn’t want to risk having a lighter color show through. The three layers were quilted together, on my Pfaff sewing machine, with straight-line quilting. I used a color-coordinated, variegated thread on everything except the black cotton. To embellish the black cotton I stitched a geometric pattern with black thread.
All around the outside edges of the colored fabrics I removed multiple threads creating a fringe. In the very center of my art quilt is my crazy denim add-on. This is the piece that provided the inspiration for the art quilt’s name and the other fringing. If you would like to read the story behind the fringe you can read my post titled AQ # 23: On the Fringe.
After the top was finished I removed the excess perimeter fabric and added a black facing. The facing was folded to the back and hand-stitched in place.
This is how my odd quilt looked when it was finished. Some might think the denim section in the center looks a bit out of place. I think it adds a nice contrast to the two horizontal pieces of blue burlap. I also think it provides a cool texture that is fun to run your fingers over. In light of those reasons the center denim do-dad is staying. 🙂
The quilt from top to bottom measures 19 1/2″ and 19″ from side to side.
If you would like to read about the other six Quilts, of course I know your would, you will find links to them below.
- AQ # 17: The Chosen Nine
- AQ # 18: Four Friends # 1
- AQ # 19: Four Friends # 2
- AQ # 20: Rising Star
- AQ # 21: Backwards
- AQ # 22: Crossroads
I know that there are so many other things you could have been doing yet you took time to visit with me today. For that I am grateful. Thank you so much for sharing your valuable time! I always look forward to our visits.