Sunday, December 16, 2007

Ins and Outs

Recently Anna set a challenge that if she sent us a piece of her rusted fabric could we make a piece of art from it.
We there goes that magic word again "challenge" and I jumped in without hesitation.
I made a small art quilt which I forgot to measure but I think it was about 8" square.
I had a small photo on fabric that I purchased several years ago from a craft show- not sure who it was made by though.
I stitched this in the centre and then added some antique laces and ribbons and a piece of hand made lace across the top of the photo.
Anna also sent us some metallic beads that she had made and these are in the lace on the left hand side.
I was pleased with how it all came together and Anna has now received it.

I received the beautiful ATC from Annica which has a needlefelted background with running stitches and some wonderful hand stitched flowers.
Absolutely beautiful Annica thank you very much.

Lastly I went to my daughters place after Church this morning and this Fungi was growing under a tree --I don't know what type it is but the design and texture is beautiful ---
Hmmm I see a design pattern coming up----------


Dianne said...

The challenge page is gorgeous! Love Annicas ATC, and tak a look at that funghi - I can see a design in that too!!!

linda stokes said...

Your little art quilt is lovely Doreen and I see great potential in the funghi pic.

Joanna van said...

Very lovely little quilt Doreen. The fabric works well with the picture.

Micki said...

I love your rusted little quilt. I saw it on Anna's blog.

Jacquelines blog said...

You're little quilt is beautiful Doreen. I can see a great pattern in the fungi too, very inspiring!

Sandy said...

Nice rust piece. The fungus will be a great design. Sandy

Annica said...

Glad you liked the ATC, Doreen. Your quilt is lovely! And the Fungi photo is very inspiring.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Fungi? Aren't you lucky...we're digging out from under a huge snowstorm at the moment.
Lovely little quilt and great use of the rust in your challenge.

Julie H said...

That challenge piece is gorgeeous - you have managed to maintain the rusted fabric as a focus and yet add so much new detail and life.

Gunnels blog said...

I like the challenge piece very much! and of course Annica´s ATC! Yes, I can also see a lot of pattern at the Fungi!

katelnorth said...

LOL, I have a similar problem with that word, Doreen!

Homeleightigger said...

Hi Doreen - the rust creation is just gorgeous, all the elements come together beautifully. Love the ATC and fungi too - all very inspirational. Val

Barbara said...

Beautiful! Wishing you and your family Merry Chrismas and a happy New year! Looking forward to a creative 2008 with you!
HUGS Barbara

sharon young said...

Hi Doreen
Your piece on the challenge set by Anna is lovely, how romantic, I was sure I'd commented on it before, must be getting senile with all this extra brain work!!!
Anyway,maybe I got side tracked by the fungus, which my OH thought might be a Shaggy Ink Cap, till I told him where you live and then he said he wasn't sure! Didn't know about foreign ones :-)
Beautiful simple ATC from Annica.
Thanks for dropping by my blog!
Have a great xmas!!