Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Rita's Mystery of the Mask
The fabrics are four colors of cotton sateen: green, purple, navy, and brown. I made four squares trying to alternate the colors to make it as 'crazy' as possible. I have many, many old linens and crocheted items that were made by my family or were 'found' items. I had pulled these together in the hopes of making a large Crazy Quilt at some point. I dug into this stash for this little quilt. Pieces of old doilies (remember doilies?), pillowcase trim, dresser scarf edging and other like fabrics were inserted into the seams of the sateen. This was then embellished with fancy stitches in many colors sewn on by machine with rayon machine embroidery thread. The four squares were then stitched together,edge to edge, and the seams covered with ribbon. The masks are constructed of heavy duty Pellon interfacing covered with heavy satin, trimmed with fringe. These are attached with permanent fabric glue to the Crazy Quilt background so they stand out dimensionally from the background. The final touch was the addition of period style art buttons.
As with all the rest of my Material Mavens offerings, this is also done as a gallery wrap around a twelve inch by twelve inch by three fourth inch deep frame. The second picture is to show this dimension.