Many years ago I created a number of small fiber art pieces, all of which were framed with facings or a binding. Early in 2020 I made the decision to remove those finishing touches from a number of my projects. My intention was to modify them to make each suitable for mounting on a stretched canvas frame. This specimen was one of the candidates.
two new borders:
In its new and improved state, the small quilt went from 5 3/4” x 8 3/4” to 11” x 14”. Two borders were added to facilitate the increase in size. Border number one is a lime green cotton. Surrounding that fabric is a lively, multi-colored border. The second border has some of the same colors as in the original design.
The original version of the small composition contained a combination of hand and machine quilting. Before mounting the new and improved fiber art piece on canvas I embellished the added borders with machine stitching. To the lime green border I added two rows of straight stitching using a variegated thread. The multi-colored cotton fabric has a continuous line of stitching that marches back and forth across the entire border using the same thread as was used in the first.
don’t fix it:
When this item was originally created I named it Ragged Edges. I chose to give the small art piece that identity because of the stacked fabric squares; all of them have raw edges. Even though the renovation added a huge splash of color the focus of the fiber art piece was still the same. There is a famous saying that says, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” So I didn’t fix it.
This is how my new and improved project looks now.
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Best wishes for a wonderful day!
4 thoughts on “Ragged Edges, Art Piece # 83 Renovation”
An odd detail: I like the fact that the variegated thread can be seen as such and adds to the entire piece.
It is an interesting detail. Thanks for sharing your insight. Your noted observation has given me the opportunity to see the art piece in a different way. 🙂
Hi Cindy. I love how vibrant are colors are that you used and still it doesn’t distract from the center.
Bold choices and I really like it. Hope all is well in your world.
Hello there! I’ve missed sewing with you. Thank you for your sweet comment. I’m glad that you like the new version.