Monday, January 30, 2012

Wearable Art Quilt

Introducing.....  ok, I don't have a name yet... but technically I am not done as I don't have the pin on the jacket.   I always name my quilts before they are finished.   The last two were right at the end.  
Here is the back of my jacket.

These shots are not great.  I plan on taking good photos of my quilts this weekend to enter into the juried show coming up.  Then I will show them all to you.  I do realize that I haven't shown you full shots of the two art quilts I completed.  

Back to my jacket, I chose to have a pin as a closure, as this jacket just had a button in the pattern.  I felt it needed something a bit bigger, so I made a nice brooch.   I wrapped the lace into a flower shape and nestled a large green flower button into it. Then I took my handy button maker and used a piece of the silk with the circles in it and made another smaller button for the centre of my brooch.   

The brooch is very heavy, so I need a strong and large pin to put on the back of it.   It is not attached here, just laying on top of the jacket.  Now to find a good pin and name!


Mama Pea said...

Pretty! Mother Earth. That's what it makes me think of...the dark blue is water, the light blue is sky, the green is earth, the red is fire.

Brooke said...

you are so talented - can't wait to see what you name it! Love, love the pin too!!

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to see it for real. Pictures never do a thing justice. Your creativity is amazing, my friend.

Snoodles said...

I'm clueless when it comes to names...but I do love that jacket. It is just beautiful! Can't wait to see the honors it will be awarded. (I am right, you will see.)
I hope that I do not offend you, or that you would prefer to have an "award-free" blog, but I sincerely value your blog and enjoy it very much. I have nominated you for the "Versatile Blogger" award over at Lilypadquilting(dot)blogspot(dot)com. Thanks for being an inspiring part of my day!