Tuesday, October 9, 2012

A Walk Through Earth

Here is my latest art quilt.  It did not get accepted into Quilt National, but I am really not upset at all, they took 85 quilts out of 851.

This quilt is titled 'A Walk Through Earth' and is all my hand dyed fabric and of course my 3D embellishments.   Remember a while back I told you I was hammering and poking holes through my latest 3D embellishment?   None of you guessed what it was.  Bottle caps!

Each bottle cap was flattened with a hammer and then 2 holes were put into each one so a button could be sewn on top.   The buttons spiral from the centre out in a rainbow of colours.


The quilt is all free motion quilted using many different patterns and colours.   Yarn was couched down to symbolize all the different paths we can take.





16 comments:

Caryl W said...

You are so creative...I love seeing your projects!!

Snoodles said...

That is an amazing piece...I would definitely made it one of the 85. :)
I think it is so neat that you hammered the caps and put them on - and your use of thread really does make it like you are painting.
Great job!

Mama Pea said...

I think it's really cool! I love the bottlecaps and the couched yarn. I like the message of the couched yarn, too!

sandra said...

Love your latest piece it is very creative. Now how can anybody guess what is going on in your creative mind. Happy Thanksgiving Sandra

naturalgrrl said...

Beautiful and steeped with symbolism. Love it!

Ariane said...

Your quilt is beautiful!!!

Susan Being Snippy said...

a facinating concept! I would like to know what led you to using the bottle caps and the inspiration to essentially change them to flattened disks? I always wonder where those kinds of thoughts come from...

Patti said...

Wonderful quilt and the bottlecaps are a great idea.

Brooke said...

Love it!!!
Hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving too!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

very imaginative!!7

Linda said...

a wonderful piece! I love it. Especially all the freemotion work.

scarlett said...

It puts me in mind of a Native American/American Indian piece. For some reason, I think of calm and spirit and adventure. Very cool.

(For some reason, I can't always seem to leave a comment, but now I am reading and admiring everything you post!)

Cathy Tomm said...

Great quilt. Thanks for showing us. You can never get in if you do not try. I have not entered.

Connie said...

How creative your work is! I agree with Cathy....at least you entered it!
Thanks for sharing.
Freemotion at the River Linky Party Tuesday

Rolanda said...

Cool. I love the colours. Great work. They don't know what they are missing. ;)

Regina said...

Very creative project, it turned out great!