5.16.2010

week 17--silver


Apologies to all the followers of this blog (all 5 of you); life got in the way for a bit so this is very delayed. I can't promise it won't happen again. Also, I was a little stumped with what to do with this one, as I usually am, even though silver is my favorite metal. Part of the problem was that I think I was getting caught up in the 'meaning' and 'concept' of my pieces (and how many beads, etc., were included; thanks NB for reminding me it's not about the embellishments), instead of just creating something, and pushing myself a little outside the box. With this piece, I did use a new medium, like the last entry with the printed dryer sheet. This time, I used a piece of the silver plastic bag that lines a box of Corn Pops. No, really. (If you're old enough, you'll recall they were "Sugar Pops" when we were kids. If there really is truth in packaging, they'd have stuck with that name.) My son had one of those "tiny boxes" of cereal, and before I'd even pulled this word, I figured the bag could be used for something. For this project, I decided to try the look of a big, silver belt buckle. Fusible-webbed to the background fabric (very carefully--it is plastic!!), machine-quilted design (it stitches easily and beautifully!), free-motion-quilted 'belt'.

4 comments:

Nancy said...

Wow!! Love it! Yay for "mixing up the media"! haha And something as random as a cereal bag - how fun! The quilting is beautiful... and I am learning a whole new appreciation for THAT lately!

Jean Baardsen said...

I love this! What a beautiful job of quilting. At first I thought you had done some kind of stamping. Blog when you can - people understand.

lee said...

I love the filigree look

Fibra Artysta said...

Amazing! I would have never guessed that is a cereal bag - awesome!