This past winter I had fun painting houses and villages. My inspiration was walking through a Berkeley California neighborhood. Wondering what I was going to do with all of these little masterpieces, I decided to add embroidery and place them on a small landscape. They are quilted and stretched onto a 8″ square canvas. I have them for sale at High Country ARTisans in Silverthorne Colorado.
I have the Photo Lab app on my iphone that has lots of filters for pictures. I took this picture of the aspen trees outside my window near the bird feeder. There are a couple Steller Jays hanging out waiting for peanuts.
Playing with the filters I made this picture. It reminded me of a mosaic and needed to be made into fiber art.
Here is the work in progress on my design wall with the photo inspiration along side. I used my hand dyed and painted fabrics cut into irregular squares placed on black fabric. The jays were cut out of the black fabric.
Here is the final piece 17″ wide and 22″ tall. I’m taking it over the the Gallery on Keystone Lake tomorrow if you want to see it in person.
My sister showed me how to post on Instagram the other day. I wonder what she unleashed? I posted pictures of a couple of my latest art quilts and linked that to Facebook. Then I realized the Instagram photos are square, both of my pieces are rectangular. So I thought I would show the difference here:
This is the complete piece 36″ tall and around 26″ wide. This art quilt was part of a challenge not to use measuring tools or a rotary cutter, my lines are pretty straight, considering. I liked how just a few shapes could depict the fall day.