Wednesday, January 14, 2009

No. 16



My first art quilt project of 2009. I stroked, dripped and splattered diluted amounts of two different Luminarte watercolors (Wild Plum and Ginger Peach) in random patterns on a 12" square of scrap muslin.

Next step: choose a backing fabric, baste together top, batting and backing; start hand or machine stitching (I might machine stitch this one, my hands aren't being very cooperative this week.)

4 comments:

Lyncee said...

One word - beautiful, well, I guess two words, jealous. No really, it is beautiful and I'm sure the end project will be outstanding

Dawn Montgomery said...

That's absolutely gorgeous! Do you always use muslin?

Lynn Viehl said...

Lyncee wrote: One word - beautiful, well, I guess two words, jealous. No really, it is beautiful and I'm sure the end project will be outstanding

Thank you. :) I hope it turns out the way I see it in my head. I'm going to be doing quite a bit to embellish, but mostly with fibers this time.

Lynn Viehl said...

Dawn wrote: Do you always use muslin?

Mostly when I'm doing something new, as muslin is really my #1 "comfort" fabric. I've worked with muslin for years as a foundation for crazy quilts and backing for traditional patchwork tops. It has a comfortable texture and color that appeals to me more than pricier/prettier fabrics.

I think I also feel connected to my grandmother whenever I use muslin in my work. She preferred it over broadcloth and calico, and always used it and feedsacks to make her quilts.