stalled - UFO no more

As an update, I have lived with this one long enough to name (Night Wings) it and know that it's finished. You can see it better here.The impact that the colors and textures make in person overshadow it's design shortcomings, as far as I'm concerned. Other pieces using similar materials and techniques are in progress.

A few months back, I dyed an old damask tablecloth and was at loss for what to do with it so I used my old "cranky bag-o-sh*t" routine of cutting the stubborn cloth up into 2" chunks. Painted a few of them with some iridescent fabric paint and then they lay in a bowl gathering cat hair for a few more weeks. With Dennis advancing on us from the south with the potential of no power on the weekend, I was anxious to have something to hand quilt so I started sewing the little bits together with the Frankenstein stitch on my Janome. We never lost power and one seam lead to another and then more machine stitching and here is this thing that feels like it's made of moth wings. Moth's eyes floating. Another UFO to haunt me.


Karoda said...

oooo Deborah I love this...this one maybe my favorite from you! I think what sets the entire piece off is the aqua colour...just moves the metallic circles and then the irregular edges are great for this piece too.

9:17 AM  
JulieZS said...

this is great great great Deborah, keep going on it.

1:02 PM  
Anonymous said...

Very intriguing, but maybe try turning it upside down? Makes those moths look like they're rising into the sky.

8:15 PM  
Linda T. Minton said...

WOW WOW WOW, I want this! Absolutely gorgeous, Deb, I'm so glad you posted a picture. Just wish I could touch it!

9:42 PM  
deborah said...

Yes Linda,
Touch is everything about this piece. Think of butterfly wings or flower petals. The cotton damask is old yet still shines and the colors are deep. It's very hard to photograph. I have been holding off on doing anything else to it because it's so compelling in person.I am thinking about some hand embroidery to accentuate the darker parts and create a little more flow...I will go slowly.

3:19 PM  
Deborah said...

Love it. Also love that you've named the "frankenstein" stitch. I think we should have an official committee the name the Janome stitches. One of my favorites is the one I call EKG. Do you know the one I mean? It's like a random zig zag. Again... LOVE the quilt!

11:23 PM  

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