Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Three of a Kind

Three of a Kind
Studio Art Quilters Association (SAQA) of which I am a member has a benefit auction each year where members donate a 12 x 12 inch piece of art and these are auctioned off in September.  This is my contribution for 2012, I've done this for the past 4 years now.  'Three of a Kind' was pieced using silk, hand dyed, damask, and a variety of other fabrics.  I love the colors though they are brighter in person. 

If you are a quilter who makes wall hangings I had a revelation when I was making the hanging sleeve.  If I can explain this, I first make two sleeves so that you can put a hanger on the slat that goes through the sleeves in the center if you want.   I sewed the top of the sleeve at the same time I attached the facing to the quilt.  Before I did that, I sewed the sleeves together 3/4 of an inch from this seam to help prevent the slat from showing at the top of the quilt.  Then the sleeve was hand sewn at the bottom.  That is probably clear as mud, if you don't get it, let me know and I will better explain. 
Closeup of back side.

All of these donations need a label on the back so I thought I'd do something a little different, so I cut out a leaf shaped piece of fabric that had Wonder Under fused to it.  Kind of cute, I thought.