Thursday, September 06, 2012





Hello everyone, I'm back with a new fabric collage to share with all my quilting friends. I've always been so impressed with what some fabric artists do with light and shadows, dark and light areas that I thought I might try it for myself. I'm finding it challenging and just the right mind stimulating project to be working on as fall approaches. I'm also reaffirming some things I already knew about myself. I don't follow the rules. I don't color in the lines, literally. I can't for the life of me cut a piece of fabric to FIT in those shapes (and apparently I change the shapes too). So, I fly by the seat of my pants and somehow I think I'm making it work. And if only I did it the 'right way' life would be so much less stressful. I SHOULD have fused all the fabrics first. But, she says, I wasn't sure which fabrics I'd use for sure, and I didn't want to have tons of fused stuff I could have used for something else if they weren't fused. So, I used Susan Carlson's technique of using a dab of glue to hold everything down, and it's maybe not as neat as it could be, but it works.

Starting to add some color. The photo was enlarged using PosteRazor, thank you Deborah.

Today I start working on hair.

4 comments:

HollyM said...

It's going to be an amazing piece! I always do things the hard way too as I can never plan ahead. I'd just change my mind anyway.

Joanne S said...

I tried this in a weekend workshop with Susan Carlson. I was working on a four part Andy Warhol like fabric collage of my daughter. Daughter didn't care for the spotted face etc. So I never finished them. Yours look much nicer.

But when I stood five feet away from mine--it looked just like my daughter. Should go finish them.

Diep Zen said...

Good job!!! I'll wait for your complete work

Stacey said...

Wow! You are extremely talented, you make me want to try and make some of my family. I cannot wait to see it finished! And I think I need to show Shawn this one too! Keep going, you are doing an amazing job :D