Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Fabric/Paper African Art Quilt

I wanted to do something out of my fabric paper that I've been making and some of my batik (she's holding scraps of batik) also, so I made this little art quilt. I bought the shells (they are old shells) recently on my New Mexico trip and the seed (her necklace) is an orchid tree seed from my area here in south Texas. I decided to leave the edges of the piece raw (it's the tissue paper in the fabric paper process) to add more character and add to the primitiveness of it. I did some free motion quilting in the background areas. I left the African fabric (which is commercial fabric that I bought) plain, in order not to take away from its beauty and design

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