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Black White and Gray, Art Piece 111

Many times, after learning a new skill, I find myself making multiple fiber art pieces using the same techniques. Today’s reveal is an example of that tendency. Black, White, and Gray, Art Piece # 111 was assembled using the Boro stitching lessons I learned through Maday Delgado. I had the wonderful privilege of taking one of her classes in March, 2019 at Blue Bar Quilts. The First item to result from her teachings was A Boro Collage, Art Piece # 110.

This second specimen focused on the color pallet of white, black and gray. Having never made a fiber piece with just those three colors, I decided to use the concept on this item. Black, White and Gray, just as with A Boro Collage, was created from raw edged fabric scraps. Except for a few synthetic fiber fabrics most of the scraps contained within this art quilt are 100% cotton. The scraps vary in size and pattern. The Boro stitching was applied with similarly colored Perle cotton thread using somewhat parallel lines. Almost all of the knots used to secure beginning and ending points in the stitching are displayed on the front of the piece. Occasionally a tale of extra thread was left to dangle freely; adding an unexpected element of interest. The outer edges of my art piece were surrounded by a white on black cotton binding. On the back is a fabric sleeve for hanging as well as a label with identifying features. The varied colors, stitching and fabric designs give this fiber art piece a one-of-a-kind appearance.

Black White and, Gray, Art Piece # 111

I hope that you enjoyed reading about and seeing this lovely addition to my portfolio. Inspired to share your thoughts? You can express your feelings by adding a comment.

With warm wishes for a wonderful day!

6 thoughts on “Black White and Gray, Art Piece 111

  1. […] exposure to the technique known as Boro stitching. The posts A Boro Collage, Art Piece # 110 and Black, White and Gray, Art Piece # 111 both discuss items I have made following that […]

  2. Hi Cindy! This is quite a departure for you and I have to say I LOVE it. Black, white and gray – oooh-la-la. Gorgeous. I’d love to see how you’ve hung it in your collection – is it the centerpiece surrounded by your usual brighter pieces? ~smile~ Roseanne

    1. Roseanne, I’m very excited that you love this piece. It is very different for me. This unusual item hangs all by itself in a prominent place in my home. Thanks for sharing the love! 🙂 Cindy

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  3. This is gorgeous and inspiring. Just lovely!

  4. This is fascinating. I never would have considered making a black-gray-white art quilt, but your choices work extremely well together.

    1. Awe thank you! It totally was out of my typical color pallet but watching how the intentionally cut fabric pieces fit together and create their pop was so fun. After having conquered my first BGW I would totally do it again. Thanks for visiting! 🙂