Sunday, March 6, 2011

Bottle Caps

First, before I explode in anticipated excitement, I am up to 95 followers.   In just a few days I have gone up 39 followers!   I need 55 more followers to reach 150, so if you have any dear quilting friends, please pass it on.   Please read this post to enter my giveaway.   And I am having another giveaway as soon as this one ends.  

As I have mentioned maybe a thousand times, I love 3D embellishing.  I cannot make an art quilt without some type of three dimensional embellishment on it.   It just adds that extra something to my work.

This little gem is one of my favourites.   I was experimenting with bottle caps.  Each one is different.  

Starting with the top left hand one, I hammered it flat and stacked some colourful buttons inside it.

The top right one had fabric covering the bottom and buttons on top.  The middle row uses a pretty blue jewel attached to the top of the cap.   And the other one has wool roving and a sequin sewn into it.  If you look close, you will see that I used the thread to come around the cap and encasing the roving and sequin into it.    
The last row has the cap hammered down,  and fabric and a button inside to embellish it .   The bottom right has a felt flower tucked in with a tiny bead as the centre.

I placed the caps on their own little squares of fabric and fused them to a funky batik background.  My binding is an elastic ribbon.

Now go and tell a few friends to enter my giveaway.... quick... not much time left.....

8 comments:

jlk said...

And now you're at 98! That is awesome!!!

Jewel said...

This is really cool Jackie!

Brooke said...

Wow! You are amazing - love to see your work. Congrats on the additional followers!

jezibels said...

The quilt Im working on now will incoorporate some homemade fabric flowers to make it a 3D art quilt! Thanks for the inspiration!

Sally Keller said...

pure inspiration, jackie!! {adore}
I am the same way with fun stuff on art quilts, although mine tend to lean toward embroidery mostly! :)

Linda said...

Wowy zowy! More original work! Good for you on the 98!

Mama Pea said...

I think the idea of bottle caps is really cool!

I forgot to mention on your last post, 115 already! Yeah! Keep it up! I KNEW you could reach that goal!

SarahVee said...

this IS really cool. At first glance the bottle caps looked like the big, clip on earrings my daughter likes to wear:) Love your creativity.