I entered 2 quilts in the Quilting Arts Magazine Rock-on Challenge. 10 quilts were selected for publication in the latest issue. Of course I was hoping one of mine would be chosen but since they were not I can now show them here. These were really fun to make and I can see doing a whole series of 'rock-on' quilts. They are both 81/2 x 11. I will put the song titles at the end of this post so you can take a shot at guessing the titles.
For this first quilt the background is mono printed on black fabric with Lumiere paints trying to create a psychedelic look. I used Angelina Fibers for the blue light effects. Miss Molly was drawn on paper then traced onto tan fabric and fused to the background. Her face was done with colored pencils. The hair was made with Oliver Twist silk tops covered with tulle. I tried several fabrics for the blue dress and finally found a large tropical bird print panel in my stash that I had bought on the clearance table for $1. I don’t know what possessed me to buy it but I cut up a large blue bird and it was perfect. The devil horns are made of puff paint painted red and of course it wouldn’t be complete without the reference to Chanel No.5. All was free motion quilted.
To create this quilt I used bright hand dyed fabrics for the fused landscape. I tried to include as many literal references to the song as possible. ‘Lucy’ was stamped on light pink fabric and fused to the sky. The features were then enhanced with colored pencils. The kaleidoscope eyes are two layers of small plastic flowers. I cut the petals to give them more of a kaleidoscope look. The ‘diamonds’ are hot fixed crystals. The ‘cellophane flowers’ are made of yellow and green painted cellophane. The taxi is made of newspaper and the water in the fountain is puff paint and beads painted with Lumiere paints. The most amazing thing is that all of the items used were actually in my stash. All was free motion quilted.
If you haven't guessed by now the songs are 'Devil With The Blue Dress' by Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels and 'Lucy In the Sky With Diamonds' bu the Beatles.