Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Mixed Media Collage for the Fiber Artist

I have thoroughly enjoyed this class from Terri Stegmiller.

Below is the finished quilt that I did for lessons 2 and 3. The background fabric is white cotton duck that I painted and stenciled and stamped.



Each leaf was done using a different method taught by Terri, but all were done on prepared for dye pimatex cotton. I used Jacquard Black Permanent Resist on the left leaf, Presist waterbased resist on the middle leaf, and black gel pen on the right leaf. I painted all of the leaves with Dye-na-flow paint. After heat setting the paint, I washed out the Presist from the middle leaf for a faux batik look. The black stayed in the other leaves.



In addition to doing this quilt, I've also been working on a quilt pattern and kit that I bought from Frieda Anderson called Autumn Mums (she has gorgeous hand dyed fabrics and beautiful patterns). I used some leftover scraps from that kit and her fusing technique to make the flower and added french knots to the center (amazing for me, since I usually do as little hand work as possible - but heat set crystals just didn't look right to me).



I rubber stamped the text on another leftover scrap of hand dyed fabric.



I finished the quilting and binding on Sunday, and added the french knots today. It's pretty much my own design, with inspiration and instruction from Terri Stegmiller and Frieda Anderson. I couldn't be more pleased with it.

13 comments:

maggi said...

The quilt is terrific. What sort of size is it? There are some very interesting techniques that you have used. The Autumn Mums pattern is a great one. Look forward to seeing it when you have finished it.

Scrappy Cat said...

Thanks for your comments Maggi. The quilt is about 12" X 20".

StegArt said...

You should be very proud of your work here Cheryl! It turned out fabulous.

Mar said...

gorgeous!

Julie Bagamary said...

This piece is wonderful!!

Teresa said...

Gosh that's a nice looking quilt and so unique. Great job!

linda said...

I love it! beautiful!

quiltcrazygal said...

I just love this collage. I am hoping to take a class from Terri also after the holidays. You did a WONDERFUL job! Jenna Louise

Fannie said...

Beautiful, C! You did a great job!

Benita said...

You make such beautiful and unique projects! Wonderful craftsmanship!

trisha too said...

that is beautiful--i really like the fall colors . . .
:)

Beth said...

Wow...this so rocks!

Cuz I am not sure yet said...

Very nice! I am taking the mixed media class from Terri now...lots of fun to make these little quilts