More This ‘N That…

4 11 2009

Last week I was playing around with some ideas for new art. I painted some construction fence designs to have cloth to use. I actually found that painting the cloth with fabric paints was rather therapeutic. I enjoyed doing it, although I don’t know if I would have the patience to do all my work this way. Painting a stenciled design is slow going at best. Here is the progression of the cloth.

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Then I wrote quotes about fences on it.

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I also started some new small pieces for the art fair coming up in December.  Free form piecing was the technique of choice and using scraps of fabric in the same color scheme made sense.  I could sit and do free form piecing all day long. I used leftover fabrics from a larger piece I did earlier in the year for a show. Funny how I pieced with the same colors I painted…

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Now, to layer and stitch.  I just laid the mats on them to see what they looked like.

This week I don’t think I’m being nearly as productive, but I do have a couple of rag quilts to work on for a girl from my church.  She wants them for Christmas presents, so I got started cutting all the squares and batting for those yesterday.  Today I am making a flopped recipe for gingerbread squares.  Ah, life.  Tomorrow I am meeting up with a good friend to celebrate her birthday.

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3 responses

4 11 2009
Susan

I love the final fence fabric!

The first pic reminds me of a childhood game, Chirp! I still have it in the closet… Red & white beads you stack on pegs, kind of like 3-D tic-tac-toe.

4 11 2009
Gerrie

Very cool. I love construction fence fabric. I really like the two pieces you are working on.

5 11 2009
kathy

Susan, I have never heard of Chirp….and I’m older than you!
Thanks Gerrrie. After painting on these, I am wondering how Jeanne Williamson does it because she paints all of hers. I love her work, but don’t know if I could do this much painting…although I can see myself doing some work this way because I did enjoy it.

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