Autumn Leaves Art Quilt Series #2

I’m working on the second in the “Autumn Leaves” series for the McGregor-Marquette Center for the Arts.

It begins with one of my hand-dyed turquoise blue fabrics as a background.

This time I sandwiched the top and backing fabrics with low-loft Pellon batting, and a layer of craft interfacing (Pellon 809 Deco-Bond) before beginning.

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Next I added more colors of shredded hand-dyed and batik fabrics to “paint with” and started sprinkling them on.  It takes a long time to adjust them just so.  I find a tweezers (or in this case a dental tool) works much better than fingers!

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It’s a very messy process.  The little bits of shredded fabric get everywhere!  I find I have to clean out the sewing machine often…

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…and keep a lint roller handy!

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After layering tulle netting on top and free-hand quilting the layers together (catching the bits of fabric in between) with several colors of variegated thread, I add more branches, quilt again–  And finally bind the edges–using the backing technique I put in my earlier post.

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I like the depth the different colors give the piece.

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I’d like to do a piece specific to the McGregor – Marquette area…I’m searching for some of our hiking trips to Effigy Mounds National Park to see if there’s something inspiring.

Until next time…

HAPPY QUILTING!

Jane

Mulberry Patch Quilts

 

 

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