Monday, July 4, 2011

Sun, Earth, Moon

My June art journal quilt is finished!  (May’s journal quilt is a WIP)
Sun, Earth, Moon 2
The quilt was inspired by a new art group I have come into contact with called WOTE  (Women on the Edge) – Great name!
They are doing small art quilts with the theme ‘Nature’s Influence’.
I have looked at it from the angle of what influences nature the most, and came up with the Sun, Earth and Moon for the subject matter.  Truth be told:  I thought the theme was ‘Nature’s Inspiration’ so had to make changes half way through to suit   LOL
The technique I have used is from Teesha Moore and she demonstrates it here and I saw it on Judy’s blog.  I have put my own twist on it.  They are little quilted ‘pillows’ and I really loved doing them.  Would love to do some more some time.  For the sun, earth and moon I have used found objects.  I love collecting bits and bobs and have a big container of them.  Call me a bower bird !!   All the fabrics are straight out of the scrap bin and the tree trunk is silk threads couched down with zig zag.  The hand quilting and embellishments are done in perle cotton. 
Last night I kicked something under the coffee table and lo and behold it was the paper bag with my missing braids in it.  Don’t know how it found it’s way under there!!
Black and Cream BraidBlack and Cream which I intend jazzing up a black l/sleeve T-Shirt with
Rose BraidBullion roses on velvet.  They look like they have been hand done.  Surely not??   I bought a small piece which has 6 repeats.  For what?  - Don’t know, just thought it might look nice on something ‘felty’
Bling BraidA piece of blingy stuff.  Looks much snazzier in real life.  Can cut up and use to glam something up?
It is a real treasure trove that shop -  and for Toowoomba people it is at Highfields in the shops opposite The Village Green.
 Lilian is growing into a real little girl now and losing a lot of her babyness.  Here she is with her Mummy.  They are all rugged up for a winter’s day.Lilian in winter


Norma Soulet (AZArtist) said...

Love how your quiltie turned out.
What a fun group to find. I love the picture of Lilian and her Mom.
I love her red hair.

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello DI, Love your art quilt. Very creative indeed. It is always nice to try out new techniques.

Love your trims especially the velvet ribbon with stitchery.

Lilian and her Mummy looks like they are ready for a Autumn day here. LOL Lilian sweater is very colorful and pretty. Is it home made???

Hugs Judy

shirley said...

Lillian and Bec look good all rugged up for the cold.

The art quilt is wonderful you must be thrilled with it. I like the naivity of it.

So glad you found the braids. It is awful when you lose something, especially in the house. I love the velvet one too. I think the roses must be hand made have not heard of a machine that can do bullions.

Marg said...

Love the trims, the velvet ribbon with the roses is very pretty.It took me ages to find where I had put my fabric for the Mystery Quilt. I finally found it under the sewing machine cover (?). No wonder I couldn't find it.
Your art quilt is so creative. I'd like to start doing these, maybe next year.
Lovely photo of Lilian and her mum.

Annet said...

I love the technique you used for your quilt. I watched the video's too, it's a great way to use up all those scraps and make something beautifull. I recognized Teesha's style, I already knew her journal collages, they are fun too!

Linda said...

What a beautiful family you have Di, and lovely of you to share them with us. Your art quilt looks great too, and I know the feeling of changing and thinking as you go along. Have fun with these projects. That braid is to die for, especially the b&w bows, AND THE BLING!!!! Lovely to see a post again, I know it's been a busy time for you. Take care.