Art Piece 96: Around and Around

May, 2019 I participated in a class taught by Susan Lenz at Woodland Ridge. The subject of the class was the manipulation of polyester stretch velvet using heat. The impact of the heat created unusual transformations.

One of the items I created during the class is a piece I call Around and Around.

Art Piece 96: Around and Around

Trying new techniques can bring about surprising outcomes; often times with less than desirable results. This particular project initially fell into that crevice. With the added bead embellishments and hand stitching I was able to evolve my first project into something much more interesting.

To complete my first polyester stretch velvet experiment I surrounded it with a border of black cotton fabric as well as a geometric themed stitch pattern. Rather than adding the typical binding used on most quilts I chose to secure the raw edges with facings. Around and Around, Art Piece # 96 measures 7 3/4” x 9 3/4”.

This special addition to my portfolio is among thirteen other specimens. The other members of the grouping will be introduced to you soon.

I’m honored to have shared this time with you! With warm wishes for a pleasant and fruitful day I say farewell for now.

6 thoughts on “Art Piece 96: Around and Around

  1. […] back to share another polyester stretch velvet art piece. So far I’ve displayed Around and Around, Mint Shake, Retro Vibes, Follow the Lines, Autumn Jazz, Around the Square, Soft and Fuzzy, Disco […]

  2. […] to Around and Around and Mint Shake this project involved very little melting. I primarily used an iron and a fusible […]

  3. Hi Cindy! What a fun technique! It made into such an interesting block. I really think the large quilting and border fabric finish it off perfectly. You are going to have quite the portfolio!

    1. Greetings! Thank you! It certainly was an interesting item to create.

  4. Hi Cindy! Warm wishes to you as well. This piece is really lovely. ~smile~ Roseanne

    1. You are very sweet! Thank you! 🙂