7/29/14

Inner Diva Mini Art Quilt

Inner Diva art quilt 11" x 17"

Another mini quilt I made this month, playing around with scraps and converting drawings in my sketchbook. I like her sassy pose!


Funny enough, the chandelier was the fussiest part to do in fusible applique. I ended up taking a black and white stock image off the internet, tracing it onto fusible web, and then having to edit all of the little bibs-and-bobbles on the drawing down. Otherwise cutting it out would have been a nightmare, leaving me with a stringy black mess.


I may have to do more of these girls wearing high heeled shoes, I think they're so cute.


I always come up with a quote or theme for the quilt after most of it is complete. She kept saying "inner diva" to me with her hands on hips pose, and flirty dress. I think we all have a little bit of that inner diva in us, don't you? Mine comes out if they mess up my drink order at Starbucks (that's a Venti 4 pump skinny vanilla latte with 1 scoop of ice, thanks!) or I'm wearing any shoes with a heel higher than 1 inch (twice a year, maybe). And like this girl, as long as I'm not mean about it, I embrace it. Two snaps!

What about you, when does your inner diva come out?

CGM

7/21/14

Solitude Mini Art Quilt

She Embraces Solitude mini art quilt - 8" x 11"


Here's another mini quilt I made recently. I used some Dylusions ink spray on canvas fabric to get a mottled/dyed background. As is often the case when I'm just playing with supplies, I wasn't sure until after it dried where I was going with it. I used a Donna Downey stamp for the face and enhanced it with free motion quilting and black thread.



Then I used a matching blue thread to do a little enhancement quilting around the face and background. I felt the size of this quilt made it closer to the size of an art journal page, so as I often do in my journaling, I added a quote.


One of my favorite things to happen when making these quilts that outline a central figure or image is the quilting lines that show up on the back. 


It's like double the artwork for your effort! Thanks for stopping by.

CGM