Wednesday, 6 August 2008

June TIF Challenge Finished

"Endless Possibilities"

The June TIF Challenge was about stories that our stash tells and stories that are waiting to be told. The art quilt I created is called "Endless Possibilities".

My background is made up of little pieces of material from my stash which represents the materials used to create my stories or art quilts. Once my ideas are formed in my head, my hands transform the ideas into reality. The flower represents an idea emerging, blossoming, transforming and releasing its beauty.
I free motion stitched the background pieces down. I used hand embroidery on the hand and flower. I used beads to emphasise the flower and define the edges.
It feels so much more personal using my own handprint on a quilt. I really like how this turned out and enjoyed making it.
Now onto the July TIF. I've also been working on some ideas for the August TIF.


Bernadette said...

I love your use of colors and embellishments. Really nice.

Barbara said...

Thanks Bernadette.