"Beantown" 25 in by 16 in
The other two times I participated in the challenge last year can be seen here:
This time the challenge was to use a woman artist or a woman in an art piece as our inspiration. I chose 2 fiber artists....Charlotte Ziebarth and Wen Redmond. I love their work with layering photos and using photo editing apps to make interesting photos to print on fabric. I used their techniques to create the Boston image. I also created several other fabrics that I will reveal at a later date.
I chose a photo of Boston where my daughter lives and used Photoshop as well as the ArtStudio app for the iPad to edit and create layers for this image. The photo was layered with an image of a tree, a colorful background as well as several signs seen around Boston. I also used several filters that I did not bother to record. I now realize that that is probably a good idea for future reference. This to me was a lot of playing to get something that I liked.
Here are some images of the fabric after it was quilted. I used a piece of the fabric for the label.
The quilt has already been sent off to my daughter for her birthday last week. She says it looks great on her brick wall in her condo. Her condo is in an old box factory and she has one wall that is all brick. I am still getting used to my new sewing machine and this was the first quilt that I quilted on that machine. Here is the quilt on her brick wall....looks pretty good there if I say so myself! Plus she liked it.
Check out the other fiber artists that are posted today. Alida's blog will also connect you to the artists from the entire week.
Alida from Art with Fabric Blog hop: http://tweloquilting.blogspot.http://
Thanks for reading.
Also linking to Nina-Marie and Off the Wall Friday.