Thursday, November 29, 2012

Commission Work

I am working on an art quilt commission.  There are three large components to it.  The first is the world.   Let me first clarify, I am not an artist and I cannot draw to save my soul.   I googled a picture of the world and had it on my screen.   I had a large circle already drawn beside my computer.   I then proceeded to free hand the world from the screen onto the paper.

Once that was done I carefully cut out all the land pieces.  I traced around the land pieces onto previously fused green fabric and cut them out.   Using the original paper drawing placed over my fabric world of blue water, I was able to accurately place my green fabric land pieces and fuse them down.

While I am sure it isn't a perfect replica of the world, I like to think it is a quilter's interpretation of it=)


18 comments:

Monika Kinner Whalen, Fibre / Embroidery Artist said...

SWEET! : )

Gene Black said...

Not all artists can draw. That doesn't mean you are not an artist. I have been following your blog for a while and you most certainly are an artist.
Your earth representation looks great!

Terri Hessler said...

Ditto was Gene wrote. Clever.

Snoodles said...

I think it's amazing....looking forward to seeing more!

Mama Pea said...

I think it's awesome! Don't sell yourself short!!! And I agree with Gene!

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jlk said...

Gene is smart. I think your world looks great.

Rolanda said...

That looks amazing. much better than what I could ever have done. What is next?

Renate said...

I was always told that artists "INTERPRET" what they see. I think you interpretation makes you an artist...and your technique, clever!

claudia said...

You are amazing! That's fantastic!

ratama said...

Wow! That's supercool! And a nice idea

pegsplace said...

Well, I think that you did a fine job! You have creatively depicted the world! I'm curious to see where this is going or is it finished?

Susan Being Snippy said...

Love your world! Another one of those challenging ideas that has been swimming in my head for years. I think georgia bonesteel had a abstract world she did way back in the 70's or 80's...

Margaret said...

It's a wonderful world -- literally! Well done!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

I think you are doing a fabulous job with this piece!!

Terry Aske Art Quilts said...

Your world looks fabulous!

elle said...

Excellent!

Sam said...

Totally love it.