Monday, March 15, 2010

Communications Piece Reveal & Win an ATC

Here it is! My second piece created for the Fiberactions group challenge. The challenge word was ‘communication’ and I really don't have a name for this quilt! The size is 16' x 20'. Here is what I was thinking about when I designed this piece: What does the Internet 'look' like? How has it made the world 'smaller'? What has it done to/for communication?

I painted the earth with Stewart Gill paints. The communication bands where made by 'scribble' writing on top of 3 layers of clear plastic with a black Sharpie. I then covered it with 3 more layers and fused them together. I then did more writing on top, covered it with 2 more layers and fused again. The plastic sheet was then painted with a light glaze of Alchemy paint and cut into strips to attach to the quilt.

I used 2 layers of batting and love the extra dimension that this adds. Somehow this actually made the quilting easier and I had a lot less difficulty with tension even when I quilted the black and 'Internet' with metallic thread. Be sure to click on the photo for a larger view.

So here is your chance to win an ATC. Just leave a comment with you name suggestion for this quilt. If your name is the one I choose I will send you an ATC. Please HELP!!! I will announce the winner on 3/21.

Check out the Fibreractions blog to see the other 12 artist quilts on this theme and more details on this quilt. Our next challenge will be announced later today and I can't wait to see what I will be working on next.

8 comments:

Jeanne Turner McBrayer said...

Judy, this is stunning! I love it!

A couple names I thought of:

Band Width
Circling the Globe
Big Blue Marble
Lines of Communication

Wonderful piece of art!

WandaQuilts said...

The bands look like crystals! I love how you set the earth on it's axis; very cool. I would call it Fabrications Communication but I have little imagination so Jeanne's idea, 'Band Width' is a great one, (IMHO). Love it!

Approachable Art said...

This is so clever and I LOVE the painting of the continents!

Jackie said...

In Touch

jan moorman said...

How about "The Neighborhood"? With the communications of today, the world has become more of a neighborhood. Beautiful quilt.

artymess said...

How about 'Togethernet'......Lorna

artymess said...

Hi Judy thanks for visiting my blog and lovely comments ....yes I'm up for swapping art with you lets do it........Lorna x

Kay said...

I'm so interested in reading how you did this, particularly the part about the double batting.