Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Mixed Media Rust Quilt....

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The central image of the trees and birds was the inspiration for this mixed media journal quilt.
I found a scrap of rust fabric leftover from a previous quilt and decided to go with a monochromatic color theme.

A used coffee filter and some old keys and butterfly hinge helped give this piece the "grunge" look.

"In the Moment"
Mixed Media Journal Quilt

I couldn't bare to cut the top off straight and remove that wonderful line of rust, so I left it at a 45 degree angle.

Random wavy lines of machine quilting added the perfect texture.

Wax coated string on the right
Rolled leather-like cord on the left
Gave this piece more dimension along with the hinge and keys.

I also bound the edge with the rolled cord.

CLICK HERE to view a Tutorial on Cord Bound Edge

Challenge yourself to go through your junk drawers, garage and yes the kitchen trash, to see what you can create. It is like a treasure hunt!
Lay out all your findings on the table.....then see what they inspire you to do...

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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

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