It’s not finished…but here’s a look at my newest collage-style quilt, Paintbox #7, Sheer Illusion. I really enjoy working in this abstract style and my focus is always on the patterns of light and dark and the colors.
It’s light and “airy” which was my focus as I assembled fabrics. Actually, my husband (and sometimes art critic) observed that all my current work was dark and somber looking. OK…..I said, I’ll do something exactly the opposite just to show him I wasn’t stuck in the dark shades.
I used a lot of sheer fabrics that I painted with Setacolor paints……organzas, scrim, cheesecloth….and a few mystery fabrics that I can’t identify! I combined them with hand dyed cottons, dupioni silks and even more “mystery fabrics.”
When I finished the machine stitching with decorative threads….it still seemed like it needed a little more of something….so I decided to add hand stitching. I wasn’t sure about this….I enjoy the hand stitching, but the quilt is 32″ x 32″ and this is close to being too large for the hand stitching to be effective. But, I’m committed so I’ll be sure and show you the finished project and details
Oh yeah…..on my next quilt, I’m back to my dark pallete…….