Making up for Missed Every Day Art, August 20, 2013
Good Afternoon Again,
Here is a make up piece that I made from left over fabrics from the laptop bag I made on Sunday. I had started with some fabrics that I had painted with thickened dyes and built the rest of the fabric grouping around them. The painted fabric was mostly dull reds and yellows with dark gray/black.
I ripped up the fabrics into smallish squares, rectangles and strips. Then I topped some red dye painted batting with Misty Fuse. I positioned all of the ripped fabrics bits then ironed them in place (If this technique looks familiar it's one of Lauren Vlcek's called Deconstructed Crazy Quilting from our Embellishment book). I quilted all the bits down using horizontal, vertical and diagonal lines of curvy stitch in a tone of red and a tone of yellow.
After the quilting was complete I added a bit of our hand dyed Venise lace which adds a bit to the crazy quilt look of the piece. I love this little guy just as much as I love my laptop bag, the color combo is so bold and sexy yet a bit understated because of the dominance of tones. There's so much depth and motion. It's yummy.
P.S. here's a photo of the lap top bag.