The exhibit is here described:
An App is defined as an application, typically a small, specialized program downloaded onto mobile devices. Artists invited to participate in this exhibit have created small quilts that represents them as an individual. The quilts show an aspect of their life or their identity. Curated by Matt Reese and Stevii Graves.
Each quilt is to be 36" X 36".
Gardening makes me so happy.....so I guess that is a major aspect of my life and identity.
What follows is a pictorial chronology of my quilt's construction over the last month...
Sue Reno's DVD on surface design. You can read about it in this post.
I knew I wanted some lacy clouds, so with Sue's guidance, I printed some, using acrylic paint mixed with fabric extender.
I printed up a bunch.
I also painted some flowers, both pre-made fabric flowers and fussy cut printed flowers from quilters' cottons.
I'm so glad Sue's DVD encouraged me to get out those paints!
Then I began my initial lay-out....
The foreground and sky sections were appliqued over a muslin foundation first--then I started adding layers of clouds. That vintage delicate doily was meant to be the sun...
Then the layers of flowers went on.
Then it was time to add some stars to the sky. This was a 3 day hand-beading extravaganza.
But then...how to quilt that???
Sweet 16 from Handi Quilter. The large bed made moving the quilt around easy during the free-motion sewing.
Maureen Greason. I didn't want to poke holes in it sewing it down, so I glued a piece of wool felt to the back of it, and sewed that instead.
After this step I trimmed the batting and backing and just folded it in so it met the edge of the trim. Then I whipstitched the whole thing closed.
So here it is done.....