Thursday, May 15, 2014
Spring by Lois
When I started thinking about spring, two things came to mind. Planting flowers with my Nona, and making potholders with her on a little loom and the stretchy ring things. So that was my inspiration for this little quilt. I cut out silk scraps with rough edges in the size and shape of those fabric rings. Then I went through my stash and started layering fabrics on the canvas square and cutting out parts so the canvas would show through it, I continued the layering and cutting until I had enough area canvas so I could stitch paint my child like flowers and leaves to look like a doodle. Then I started stiching larger flowers on the fabric and cutting out parts of them as well and adding some paint and even more fabric until it had a really rough edged, thick look, like a child cuts paper and glues pieces on top of pieces. I finished it with even more thread painting. Then I took my silk scraps and made my border by crumpling them and roughly stitching on top of the scraps in an irregular way. With many thread changes for color, and actually pulling out the fibers of the rough silk to create a fuzzy rough raw look. I made the piece look like a potholder, not quite square or perfect with a bit of rounded corners. I hope this doesn't cause Randy a problem, but you can crop it if you need to Randy!!!! All in all a fun quilt to do without much planning, just a lot of good memories and a sewing machine leading me on. Hope you all liked the theme!