I am making one art quilt a month for 2013 and I will bind them all into a "book" at the end of the year. The art quilts of the month can be seen here.
For 2013 I have decided to make a small art quilt every month, and at the end of the year bind them all together into a book.
I have chosen to make the quilts based on something that happened that month. For this month the theme was snow! We have had way too much recently.
I had taken some pictures of birds at the bird feeder during a blizzard,
|painted on fabric|
|fusible web to attach the pieces|
|thread painting and couching|
|decorative yarn for couching|
I quilted the piece with a very thin polyester batting, and added beads for embellishment.
When the piece was finished I trimmed it to 6.5" x 8.5". Instead of binding I have decided to finish all the quilts like a pillow, with some stiff interfacing on the back piece of fabric.
|opening at the side for turning around|
|the back is a great place for writing|
|close up of thread painting|
The finished piece is 6" x 8". Next time I will add some fusible web to the backing piece so that the layers can be fused together when the piece is turned around. I will add some beads or decorative stitches around the edge when I bind the quilts into a book.
A friend has decided to join me in making art quilts every month. She is planning on trying a new technique(s) every month. Maybe you will consider joining us?
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!❤