Friday, October 23, 2009

Lucy and Molly Came Home Today

Earlier this year I entered 2 -8 1/2" x 11" quilts in the Quilting Arts Rock on Challenge. Neither were published but I had a great time creating them. They just got home and I have no idea where they have been for the last 8 or 9 months.....if only they could talk.

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 would not be complete without the reference to Chanel No.5. All was free motion quilted.

To create this next 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.

Surely you can name these tunes.....

6 comments:

Robbie said...

What great, happy pieces!!! They both made me smile...but not sing...my hubby wouldn't like that of me!

Linda Moran said...

Wow!!! These two are amazing! I loved the close-ups - what great textures!!

Frances Arnold said...

These are wonderful pieces....thanks for sharing all of the different techniques and materials that were used. It is a small thing, but I really like the "binding" on the Molly quilt.

yvonne said...

Both of these are wonderful. Thanks for sharing how you did them.

Quilter Kathy said...

These are both so cool! So unique...and I enjoyed studying the detail you created. I don't know how they pick the winners?!? These are so amazing!

Deb said...

I'm new to your blog, but will be returning often. Your work is beautiful.