Tuesday, May 25, 2010

My May Interpret This! Piece

was posted this morning, so now I can show it here--

'In the Pink'- 18" X 17.5"
Wholecloth, painted with Setacolor transparent paints and bleeding tissue paper, fusible applique

I really had fun with this one.  I've used the tissue paper before, and enjoyed the results.  I was hoping that the tissue paper would stick to the fabric so I could just quilt through it, but no such luck- it started peeling off while it was drying outside.

A couple of detail shots so you can see the neat effects the tissue paper gives-

I had fun with this one, the colors make me happy, and I succeeded in getting the sense of movement with the quilting lines.  And I love the fact that I finally did an abstraction that definitely references the photo without being literal- without strip piecing!

Now go take a look at the Interpret This! blog and look at the others that have been posted.  The reveals go on all this week- it's always such fun to see how different the finished works are.


Quiltrobin said...

This is just beautiful! I love the colors, especially how vibrant they are. Did you really use tissue paper to color it? Is that permanent? It is a really striking piece. I love it!

Karen S said...

Love those colors -- May looks like that here in WI.