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I thought I would start out the year with a post I created in January, 2012. Some of you have seen it before, but many who are new to my blog won't have. Please join me as I take you to my basement studio where I created a collage quilt. Here is the post in its entirety.
A collage quilt: "from nowhere to noticeable"
I read an article on how to make collage quilts in the August/September 2011 edition of Quilting Arts magazine (Edition 52) that piqued my interest. Of course, I had practically none of the materials needed to make this art quilt. So here you find me in my basement studio searching for materials I can use for this project. Just like so often happens, I improvised, using what I had on hand.
Materials I began with (from left):
dictionary pages and bits of sheet music
hand dyed fabric (green)
commercial fabric (brown)
off white felt, cut to size of finished art quilt
Pellon (Wonder Under or any fusible)
black fabric of unknown type
more fabric, all hand dyed
green fabric left over from latest batch of monoprints
I cut the Wonder Under and off-white felt to size using some kitchen shears I have in my basement studio. (Note to self: find some scissors that actually cut fabric and take them to the basement). Sometimes you must cut, rather than tear!