Thursday, October 13, 2016

Stitch and Slash Progress

Here is an update on my last Stitch and Slash art quilt.    I have finished the slashing and have layered it and started quilting on it.
Don't you love the texture where the edges lift from the background?
As you may notice, I did not remove all of the red layer. Nor did I remove all of the green layer. I have added some embellishments.  Now I am in the midst of quilting it.
Here are some quilting detail shots:
I started in the center and used a simple stipple - okay - it is my version of a stipple.   It is harder to quilt in these narrow areas because you have to hold the edges out of the way as you go. 

In this square I did a spiral in the very center.   You can see that there are LOTS of threads that will need cleaned up once this is finished. The green fabric does a lot of shedding.  So I will spend a lot of time snipping those away - later.  
I plan to mount this piece on a board of some type so that it will hang on the wall like a painting. 
But for now, I have more quilting to do on it.  I am planning more pieces like this.  Hopefully, I will have the opportunity to hang them in a gallery in the coming year. 

If you are curious about this technique, the class is on sale at Craftsy for $14.99 (at least it was when I checked earlier today.) 
The same instructor, Carol Ann Waugh, teaches a class called Stupendous Stitching which is also half price right now. That is a low $19.99  for a great class. I did this piece in the class.

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Debbie said...

Very cool technique. I did a roses quilt this way in layers for a young girl. You are right about the quilting.....nothing much will show and some layers get in the way.

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

You nay not want to trim away all of the fraying threads. In the end, that might add to the arty look.

Barbara said...

Very cool! How big is this? I can see an exhibit of numerous ones done this way.

Barb said...

Oh my gosh Gene, that turned out wonderfully. I does look time consuming but just fabulous.

Marlene said...

What a ton of work! It will be a great artsy piece to hang.

Vicki W said...

That looks like a fun technique!