Monday, March 24, 2008

Paper Quilt

Recently I created a paper quilt for a Challenge through Cloth Paper Scissors. I could not post about it till now as I was not sure of the results. Unfortunatly mine did not make the cut. This time!! I will continue to submit artwork for challenges.
Anyway, we were to create a 12 inch by 12 inch quilt made using paper, fabric backed paper and stitching of some sort. The quilt was to have a hanging pocket on the back.
I used my favorite technique of paint scrapped collage for the blue background and for the leaves. I tore leaf shapes out of the green and then stitched the leaves on by hand using embroidery floss. For the tree trunk I painted browns over collages security enbvelope interior designs and stitched the trunk down using my sewing machine. The bird was done using a gesso wash over collaged sheet music and adding oil pastel highlights. The bird was also machine stitched.
Here is a close up.
I folded the leaf shapes to give the quit even more dimension.
I backed the piece with a purchased batik fabric. I hang the quilt from a piece of driftwood that I picked up on the Cape last summer. I have picked out a spot to hang my bird so we can all enjoy it!

10 comments:

Marilyn Rock said...

Elizabeth; this is beautiful! Your attention to detail is just incredible. This is Cloth, Paper Scissors loss! Lovely paper quilt.

inge said...

Hello Elisabeth,

I like your work, especially the background ! I love structured backgrounds and by using the scraps it gives dimension !

And yes, maybe this time you weren't in, but keep on trying !
Each challenge helps us pass our own boundaries, just look at the "crusades"!

greetings
Inge ( from Belgium)

StegArt said...

I'm so sorry to hear your quilt didn't get accepted. I really like it....and I love the batik fabric on the back.

Evidence of an Artistic Life said...

I really like this! Sorry they did not accept it-you just never know what will trip their trigger!
Lost your blog header-too! Great work!!!!
chris p

Dianne said...

It's wonderful Elizabeth! I would have picked it!!!!

artisbliss said...

I think you're very brave submitting your work to a national magazine. The competition must be something else. I think your quilt is brilliant.

katelnorth said...

It's a lovely paper quilt - you should be very pleased with it, regardless of being accepted or not - and if you don't like it, I will happily take it off your hands... :)

creative dreams said...

Hi Elizabeth, sorry your quilt wasn't excepted, its so cool. I wish I had the nerve to put myself out there like that (I'm working on it) blogging isn't the same if you don't get feedback, but we can sit back and pretend we everyone loves what ever we do lol. Belinda

PaulineC said...

I love the bird. It really is a lovely quilt.It's a shame that they did not accept it. Pauline C.

Ruth Rae said...

I love your paper quilt, the colors are brilliant as well as your use of recycled materials!

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