Longtime readers of this blog will know that I'm not a big fan of fusing, but I do admit that it's the only efficient way to achieve many compositions that would be much more tedious executed in piecing or applique. Here are a few that I thought were particularly well done and artistically effective.
Echoes of Important Things, Christy Gray, 17 x 45" (detail below)
Christy Gray's small work is an austere composition of an aerial landscape, given depth by the hand-dyed fabrics and free cutting. It's impeccably machine quilted and given a real spark by the small areas where an edge is highlighted by an inch or two of satin stitch.
Gender Equality, Kathleen McCabe, 43 x 61" (detail below)
This striking image looks from a few feet away as if it's made from mottled hand-dyes or other tone-on-tone printed fabrics. But up close you can see that the mottling is made from tiny guns,about two inches long, cut out from a contrast color and placed on top of the background fabric. Then each little gun shape is outlined with machine stitching.
So glad you posted the detail of Kathleen McCabe's quilt; the use ofthe small guns to help create texture is remarkable.ReplyDelete
Wow! That texture made up of guns is amazing and really would be impossible to get by machine piecing.ReplyDelete