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Friday, May 20, 2011

A photo of a Japanese flycatcher was the inspiration for this small art quilt. A friend had given me a piece of golden dragon fly fabric which is perfect with it! Primitive, playful and irregular, embellished with lots of embroidery, these art quilts are small treasures!

These were created as I am taking a class with Jane LaFazio at The last one is based on the line of poetry "My heart is like a singing bird" (Christina Rosetti) and has hearts and music LOL!

Our fifth and current class is on making a 3-dimentional art quilt which can stand alone. A "shrine". I am planning one with a lotus inside, using some of my Japanese indigo antique fabrics and....

embroidered trim from the sleeves of this tunic. The tunic is from a thrift store but the sleeves are too tight. So it is a low cost way to find some ethnic embellishment if I cut them out, making the tunic sleeveless now ( pj top for summer???), and use the trim from the ends of the sleeve in decorating this next art quilt!


Piecefulafternoon said...

All very very clever. I like the way you think.

Stickhorsecowgirls said...

I love these little art quilts, Lila! They are beyond charming!!! I am going to check out these online classes this summer--I seem to need a little structure to get me going- to motivate me!

I also love the tunic top--was wondering if it would be possible to cut the sleeves off into little "cap" sleeves. I don't like to wear sleeveless shirts anymore, but a little cap sleeve seems to work. Thanks for sharing your lovely work and ideas!

Julie said...

The top one is my absolute favorite!

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