Ragged Edges, Art Piece # 83 Renovation

Ragged Edges, AP 83 Ready For Renovation

operation renovation:

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.

Ragged Edges, AP 83 Ready For Renovation
Ragged Edges, Art Piece # 83, Ready For Renovation

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.

machine quilting:

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.

Ragged Edges, AP 83
Ragged Edges, Art Piece # 83

thank you!

Before closing let me thank you for showing an interest in my activities. I am grateful for your participation and look forward to your comments.

Best wishes for a wonderful day!

Fiber Art By Cindy Anderson

Cow On A Fence: Art Piece # 69

Cow On A Fence, AP 69

During September, 2019, I attended a class led by Sue Benner. While there I experimented with fabric and fusible backing. A variety of fiber art pieces took shape during my investigative adventures. This project was one of the specimens created. The composition consists of three layers of raw edged fabrics. A layer of fusible backing was attached to the wrong side of each. All three layers were then fused together.

Before adding a sandwich of batting and backing I attached a teal-colored border printed with multi-colored circles. The entire project was quilted with straight-line quilting using color coordinated threads.

The name Cow On A Fence was chosen by one of my friends. The cow is represented by the off-white fabric printed with green dots. The fence was constructed from a fabric with multi-colored spindles bordered by olive green top and bottom rails. In its completed state, the small art quilt measures 12 1/4” x 15”.

Cow On A Fence, AP 69
Cow On A Fence, Art Piece # 69

thank you!

Before closing let me thank you for showing an interest in my activities. I am grateful for your participation and look forward to your comments.

Best wishes for a wonderful day!

Fiber Art By Cindy Anderson

A Brush With Copper, Art Piece # 68

A Brush With Copper, AP 68

This item was created during a class with Sue Benner. The project began with a fused grouping of multi-colored fabrics. The raw edged fabric shapes were overlapped by at least 1/4” to avoid gaps. The combined composition was stamped using a stencil and copper colored metallic fabric paint.

The manipulated quilt top was then fused to a layer of cotton batting. A fabric backing completes the sandwich. Straight lines of machine stitched quilting were added using a variegated thread. The fiber art piece was finished with a binding, label and hanging sleeve. In its finished form the small fabric art piece measures 12” x 12 1/4”.

A Brush With Copper, AP 68
A Brush With Copper, Art Piece # 68

The inspiration for naming my project came from the stenciled copper image.

thank you!

Before closing let me thank you for showing an interest in my activities. I am grateful for your participation and look forward to your comments.

Best wishes for a wonderful day!

Fiber Art By Cindy Anderson