Saturday, April 11, 2009

"B" Is For Beets

I am a little disappointed that my quilt is not a finalist in the QA calendar contests but I did think it was highly unlikely that I would be chosen 2 years in a row. So now I get to share the full picture here.

The background fabric for this quilt was painted with Setacolors. I then added areas of painted Misty Fuse and used a mesh bag as a stencil for more texture. The silver foil was cut from candy wrappers and attached with a fusible web. The ‘beets’ are painted Warm and Natural and the stems are self stick cording from the scrap booking department that I painted and stitched. The leaves are painted lutradur. The edges were burnt with a soddering iron to give them a more natural look. The medallion was cut from printed tissue paper attached with a fusible web, stamped and enhanced with markers and beads. The ‘B’ was cut from timtex, painted and beaded and attached by hand stitching. The piece was then free motion quilted. The tips of several leaves are not stitched down for a more dimensional look. The heart is couched yarn and the text is free motion stitched.

12 comments:

TextileTraveler said...

Just beautiful, Judy.

JannArt said...

This is so lovely. I think the colours are gorgeous. I found your blog after you had visited mine. So glad you did because I will be back to visit yours often to see more of your lovely work.

Vivien said...

This is really a great quilt, Judy. I love the colors and all the techniques you used so beautifully.Bravo!

Judy said...

Wow, you used a lot of techniques. I really like the beets; they look very dimensional. I've never painted on batting, but will have to give that a try.

Susan Schrott, Artist said...

Judy
Thanks for taking a peek at my blog. I have always admired your work and your newest quilt is just gorgeous. By the way, I love beets too.

linda stokes said...

Some beautiful quilts, love the Beets one especialy.
Thanks for visiting my blog.

Carole said...

Hi Judy... I am surprised your 'Beets' didn't get in, I had hoped for my 'Day Lily'... but as Pokey said... so many. so good!
Maybe you will get a call yet....
She said maybe some would in the next month or so. We can hope. I was glad Patty got chosen, now it is for hearing who the finalists are.

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Wow! Love those beets! Maybe next year!

Judy Alexander said...

Thanks for all of your support and comments. It is so great to hear from all of you. I sincerely appreciate your feedback. Judy

kiwicarole said...

Hi Judy! Just popped into say thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment, but while I was here I decided I better have a look around! lol I love your beets, what a shame they didn't get picked. Your quilting it lovely!
Carole ;)

Anneke said...

this is beautiful work and my compliments

paru's_circle said...

thanks for your favourable comments on my blog.. i must say..your quilting is outta this world!
always great to try out new techniques.. i am in the an 'infancy' process of stamping on muslin and trying out a gel transfer on it as well