The first thing I wanted to work on was a little purse. While at the NJ Quilt Festival I purchased a silver frame for a purse. I stopped at buying only one because sometimes I get carried away at these events. Rats! because it so fun making this bag that I was hoping to make another one soon. Thankfully, I can go to the store sometime as it is in New Jersey or I can hold off and buy another one next year when I go to the festival. Either way is fine since there are so many other projects to make.
So I added Wonder Under to the snow dyed fabric from Dippity Dyes and then I cut it into 1 inch squares. I fused it to black cotton and quilted it by machine in a simple alternating lines pattern. I tried to use a rayon thread that would blend more than detract from the hand dyed fabric. I just wanted some texture.
So with making the purse, I made a little extra of the grid quilted fabric and I didn't want that to go to waste. Besides it looked pretty cool and was essentially running with this random series of work anyway. So what the heck, I made it into a small art quilt.
Here is a closer look at the center of the piece. It is 6 1/2 inches on each edge.
Finally, I painted a canvas in a medium magenta and then lightly brushed it with metallic silver paint. It really was a pretty close match to the border fabric.
So thanks for checking out these projects. I have already decided that my next piece will be made from two bags of scraps that I bought in Sedona, Arizona (same trip as the charm). I paid $1.50 for each bag - so I'm going to see what I can do with $3 worth of fabric. So far it is looking pretty interesting. It's amazing what limiting yourself can do for your creativity.