Freeway, Art Piece 41 Renovation


My Latest Experiment-

I’m very excited to show you the latest and greatest project in my Operation Renovation marathon. Back in April I made a declaration to breathe new life into a long list of art quilts in my portfolio. Giving them an updated appearance seemed like a great way to feed my endless urge to work with fabric and to create something new. Let’s take a look at my latest and greatest experiment.

Freeway, Art Piece 41
Freeway, Art Piece 41 Dimensions: 7 3/8” x 9 1/8″

The Specimen-

Freeway, Art Piece 41 was originally created back in February, 2018. The name, chosen by my husband, was selected because it reminded him of a multi-layered interstate system. Even though this rather small specimen was finished I felt like it needed something.

Potential-

Having been exposed to the technique of mounting fabric art quilts onto stretched canvas frames I had the nagging feeling that Freeway could potentially have a better outcome. This reoccurring inkling inspired me to grab a seam ripper and undo the finishing touches that had been applied two years ago.

The Process-

Once the pieced design had been striped back to raw edges I auditioned several fabrics to become its new borders. Through a process of elimination I chose a rich blue for an inner border and one of my own hand-dyed purple fabrics to surround it. The two were selected to bring out the already present colors in the stitched center. This is how it looked after completing the renovation.

Freeway, Art Piece #41 After Renovation Was Complete
Freeway, Art Piece 41 Dimensions: 12 “ x 12” x 1 1/2″

Final Approval-

This brings my list of refurbished fiber art quilts to three. I am so pleased with the outcome of this project. I never could have imagined that it would look this wonderful.

Any Thoughts-

As always, I would entertain your thoughts. I am curious what you think of the color choices, the size I chose and/or whether you prefer the original or brand new appearance?

Have a safe and wonderful day!

Cindy Anderson

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