Here is my third art quilt created with one inch sew-and-flip strips. There are a couple of things I like about this process. I stitch the strips onto a batting and backing which quilts the piece as I go. But even better, although I was working from a photograph, my interpretation is somewhat abstracted.
Thursday, January 2, 2014
Foggy Day by the Bay
Greetings from the Silk Road
Market Woman, West Africa
Icarus by Matisse
Midnight in the Walnuts
Postmark'd Art http://postmarkdart.com/ is an international online group of artists who exchange small art twice a year in the form of 4" x 6" postcards. For each semi-annual round we create a list of themes
from which each artist chooses one or more to interpret and exchange with others who chose that theme.
Usually I get greedy and choose three themes because the cards are just plain fun to create. Groups are limited to 7 people, so mass production is manageable. For this set I played with stenciling, carving rubber stamps, and photography. Not sure which is more fun--making them or receiving them in the mail from all over world. I know we aren't keeping the USPS alive, but I've heard reports they are enjoyed by mail handlers everywhere.