This beautiful specimen was originally created in July, 2017. The building blocks for the pieced center were scraps harvested from a grouping of ugly quilt blocks. Earlier this month I embarked on a mission to breathe new life into a number of my fiber art quilts. I’ve titled my project Operation Renovation. This quilt was one of the items chosen for the project.
To tackle this renovation I downsized the boring white border to make way for two new fabric frames. To bring more emphasis to the center construction I chose a blue and yellow patterned fabric to surround the original facade. Next to that I added a soft blue frame that repeats the blue in both the center of the art quilt as well as the blue and yellow border. For an added touch of sparkle I used color-coordinated thread to stitch lines around the blue and yellow flowers as well as parallel repeating lines in the soft blue border.
The combination of old and new gave this piece a jazzy vibe that warranted a change in name. This renovated fiber art piece is now known as Floating Stars, Art Piece # 20.
Now I would like to hear your thoughts!
With warm thoughts for an invigorating day filled with joy!
I’m working on a renovation project. My goal is to breathe new life into a long list of fiber art quilts. All of the chosen items will receive not only a facelift but also be adapted to mount on a pre-stretched canvas.
The first item to receive my attention is an art quilt previously known as Paws For A Moment. I chose that name because sections of it were harvested from an unfinished Bear Paw quilt top. Those sections were then combined with an array of boldly colored fabrics.
After stripping away the binding, hanging sleeve and label I began shopping my inventory for fabrics to compliment this piece. I chose three: a raspberry floral batik, a teal Grunge and a sour apple green. All of them were selected because they were colors already present in the original design. The new borders were accented with straight-line stitching using color-coordinated threads. The refashioned fiber art quilt was then attached to a pre-stretched canvas frame.
As I stood back and admired my newly renovated project I couldn’t help but smile at its explosion of color. The vibrant pallet brought back memories of the rainbow sherbet I used to eat as a child. This childhood memory inspired me to give Paws For A Moment a new name. Here after it shall be known as Rainbow Sherbet, Art Piece # 2.
How’s that for a radical transformation! Any thoughts?
As the title of this journal entry suggests, I’m embarking on a new adventure. If you have been following my journal then you are familiar with my recently completed series on attaching fabric art to pre-stretched canvas. If you missed the series then here’s a link to get you started. Now that the series is complete I want to put those skills to work renovating a long list of previously finished art pieces. These fiber art projects range in size from teeny tiny to darn near 30”x30”.
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