The author just sewed the front piece to the back, and hung them from the dowel. I think I am going to insert a layer of pink felt and do a little quilting between the layers.
Why this pink project? If it turns out okay, I think I am going to offer it as a give-away to support the Pink Artist project. Stay tuned!
Wait, there's more WIP this week! After reading a Quilting Arts article "Lost in the Stash," by Frances Holliday Alford in Issue 33, I ordered some Textiva film in every color. I have been trying to follow the instructions to make an art quilt for Breaking Traditions, another cancer fund-raiser associated with Fiber Arts for a Cause. These have to be exactly twelve inches. So far, I have worked on the center section, which is ten inches square.
You wrap fabric around a piece of stiff interfacing, and then sew one or two layers of the Textiva film to that. Textiva is the material that Angelina fibers are made from. It is SHINY! I used a hot pink swirly fabric for the base, then a pink layer of Textiva, then a blue layer. Then you start sewing down bits of silk flowers, ribbons, or whatever you want. I have put in some deconstructed silk flowers, ribbon, and Angelina. Then I quilted it together on my Bernina- not the Gammill! I guess I can still machine-quilt on the little machine, although it feels funny!
Then, I experimented with the heat gun to melt away some of the Textiva. It changes color and melts away depending on the amount of heat. I think it needs another blast.
I am going to add more stuff to this piece, then mount it on another piece of fabric-wrapped interfacing. I think my beautiful hand-dyed silk ribbon will be making an appearance.
It is supposed to rain here today, so maybe I will make some progress as I stay indoors.
And, for those of you who enjoy participating in blog give-away contests, here is a link to Carla's site (Feathered Fibers) , where she is giving away a gorgeous free-form crocheted scarf!