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I've been experimenting making small art quilts lately, here are two of them. The green landscape one is 4.5" x 11 inches. The winter trees is 5" x 8". Certainly it takes less time overall I suppose to create the small works. But there is no less attention to design and detail. It's obviously much easier to handle these on the machine. I like them also for the ease with which they could be mailed to someone as a small gift. And easy to hang in small spaces. Have you tried working small?
And if you really like the design you could create it in a larger format.
On Satuday I was sitting in my studio and noticed this stack of trimmed off edges of my hand dyed greens. Just didn't want to throw them away, so I decided I could enjoy them in this way. I have a great view of this tree out of my studio window so why not?
While I was out there I finally found a branch to use as a hanger for my green landscape quilt and here it is hanging in our great room.
Here's my first project using text on a quilt. I guess I had time on my mind so that was my theme. If you click on the image you will enlarge it and perhaps be able to read some of the text about time. The clock fabric I hand dyed. The overall size is about 15 by 18 inches. I like being able to incorporate text into this process!
I decided to practice stitching block letters on fabric so if I get good enough I can add text to some of my art quilts. This was not done by free motion but regular straight stitch. This is getting easier with practice, and I'm learning to make the letters even in height and width. Here's a sample I did on polyester fabric.
After piecing about 33 different hand dyed green fabrics I decided to quilt over the surface in a variety of patterns, that's what you see here. Next I plan to use the green dyed fibers somehow on the surface of this quilt. Still deciding on what that will be!