The making of "Transformation"
Many hours go into making Art Quilts. I can't live long enough to create the many quilts I have stored in my head. I though I would share with you the process I go through to create one of my Art Works.
Stage 1 "The Idea"
I often wake in the morning with an idea for a quilt in my head. But in the case of quilts for competitions where a thyme has been specified I will spend possibly more time thinking about, designing and working out how I will make the quilt than I do actually making the quilt.
It is the part of creativity that is not recongized or could be understood by the non artist.
Stage 2 "The Making Bit"
I dont know about other textile artist I find that even my most well planed quilt or project will transform as it is created. "Transformation" was most defiantly on of those quilts. It had a life of its own.
Once I have a section down and I am happy with it I then freestyle embroider over the fabric to give it more depth and detail. This also secures the fabric.
Making of the feathers and butterfly's. These where done in the hoop with free style machine embroidery
At the last minute I decided to cut the woman from the background a create my own.
Then re attached and stitched the woman back onto the top.
The top was ready to be quilted and bound.