My next Art to the 5th Challenge involves using fabric. I must say that I have been procrastinating.
I went on a cruise a few years ago and met some really nice people. I told them that I love mixed media art and art journaling. Everyone I met loved to quilt. They said that quilting was the best. I couldn’t disagree because I had never quilted before. While on my trip I went to various quilt shops and bought all kinds of beautiful batik fabric. (I did learn that batik fabric was my favorite) So, I came home found a quilting class near me and enrolled. The quilt that we were learning how to make was a lap quilt. I will post some photos of it next week. I cut, sewed, and quilted a lap quilt from August to December of that year. I gave it to my mother for Christmas.
Now, when I meet someone that loves to quilt, I now have my own opinion about it. I will be more than happy to pay someone to make my next quilt. Whatever price tag is on the quilt in front of me, I would gladly pay it because it is worth it to me.
This is what I have learned about quilting:
- I am measuring, sewing and cutting straight lines challenged.
- Pins are sharp objects that always find ways into my fingers and not in the fabric.
Now, back to my procrastinating from the picture ab0ve. After about 4 weeks, I found the sewing machine again and did not attempt to sew straight lines on it. I truly would have skipped over these 2 fabric prompts, but I love a challenge. The picture shows light blue fabric that I sprayed with dylusions sprays and sewed random patterns on it.
Anyone have any suggestions how I can use the fabric above in a journal page?