Friday, June 21, 2013

New Work

Last night I finished a piece that I had blogged about a few days ago. I've very happy about it as it is a trial piece for a much larger one that I plan to start painting and waxing the fabric for shortly.
I've finally titled it "To the Roof" as in the song "......up the ladder, to the roof" from the Supremes. You can check out the full lyrics here:
The pieces suggested "Snakes and Ladders" to me, but I thought that was a little predictable! And I decided against "Burning in the Night"...........
I had made the fabric with soy wax resists, thickened dye and then a layer of dilute dye for the background soft greys. The pieced segments are very relaxed, very narrow sashing strips and I played around with a straight line machine quilting design using variegated black and white threads and a bright red 12 weight rayon.
Here it is as an unfinished piece:
And this is it, all quilted:

 And here is a detail shot of the piecing and quilting:


amie said...

I love this piece!! Beautiful!

Terri Stegmiller said...

Oh so gorgeous!

Robbie said...

Great design, great colors, cool piece!