Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Sunflowers Collage

I made several postcards using my collage technique of fabric, novelty yarns and beads which worked well. I decided to try a bit larger work, the main block is 12"x12" an the finished work is around 18" square. I had a few concerns with the work turning out too busy or feeling like too much but this was not the case. I am pleased with the final result. If you click on Fiber Collage in my categories, you will find photos from the beginning of the work to finished.

I pieced and embellished the block then quilted it, which I thought would give me a few problems. The yarn areas actually provided an area to hide my traveling stitches as I moved from one leaf to the next. The only problem I did have was the yarn getting wrapped around the foot on occasion. I chose not to quilt the flowers which resulted in a nice raised effect enhancing the look of the flowers. The novelty yarn creates a fuzzy, raised texture as well. A few more photos of this work are posted on my Flickr site.

I am now using my embellishment technique on a landscape I created a few years ago.

6 comments:

Vicki W said...

Amy, It's really lovely!

Allison Ann Aller said...

This is so original...and it works brilliantly.
This is the first time I have seen embellishment with quilting where I think the two techniques truly enhance each other.
Bravo!!!

Tanya Brown said...

This is stunning. Are you going to enter it into any shows? I'd love to see it in person.

Barbara said...

It looks fantastic!

StegArt said...

Wow Amy, it looks so wonderful. I'm looking forward to your landscape.

Gerrie said...

This is lovely! Very van goghish!