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Wednesday, April 13, 2011
"On the Edge"-- A New Work
Completed this new work yesterday and managed to post it on Etsy today. I was greatly moved by the Quilt Visions of San Diego exhibit that featured the work of Jeanne Lyons Butler a couple of weeks ago and had to experiment with white stitching on a white background with simple line and shape embellishments. I also wondered how the hard edges of aluminum would work with an elegantly delicate voile. I liked the results and wanted the 6 1/2" x 9 1/2" quilted work to stand alone as an independent work of art, not merely a small art quilt, so prepped a stretched artist canvas with gesso, highly textured it with modeling paste to reflect the quilting lines, and then painted it with a rich, silver screen printing ink. Once that element was completely dry, I hand stitched the art quilt to the canvas. The art quilt is completely finished with double fold binding, a hand dyed backing and a label; however those elements cannot be seen without detaching the work from the canvas.