While finishing up an Art quilt, I thought that I would share a little bit of my process with you.
This is the first time that I’ve worked under a deadline, and very helpful.
I wanted to try to enter SAQA’s exhibit “Shifting Tides: a Convergence in Cloth” .
I have never entered a juried exhibition, so this was an interesting challenge.
Since the subject matter is about the Pacific Coast; what threatens it or the conservation of the Coast, I thought the perfect photo to work from would be one that I took at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
The Kelp forest has always been fascinating to me, and I was able to get a nice picture of a shark going upward and curving, so this is what my subject matter came from.
After enlarging my photo, I taped it to a sliding glass door and traced onto freezer paper. Then starting from the background and going forward, I added each element to the base layer.
There were many greens to choose from for the kelp
For the Shark, I tried to pick out a fabrics that had enough diversity to reflect shadows.
And then, it was on to the fish.
– A lot of fish….
I decided to outline some transparent fish on the water fabric to show an extra amount of endless fish.
After everything felt like it was placed just right, it was on to free-motion quilting.
And a peek at the back-
Over all, I’m really pleased with the way it turned out.
Getting accepted into the “Shifting Tides” exhibition would be amazing, but either way, the challenge was exciting and it really helped being on a structured time schedule.
Thanks for stopping by,
I would love to know what you think, and please share what you have been working on!