|"Spring Awakening" by Sherrie Spangler, copyright 2013|
I just got the emails today that both of the quilts I submitted to IQA's "Celebrate Spring" exhibit were rejected. My only consolations are that there was no entry fee and only 38 total were accepted. So now I can show you the one I was working on this month right up until deadline. It's the top one, titled "Spring Awakening."
The second one, below, is an oldie but one of my favorites because I like the texture of the torn, woven strips.
|"Spring" by Sherrie Spangler, copyright 2006|
Here are closeups. I used hundreds of seed and bugle beads plus gold thread on the one featuring the photo of my daughter because I wanted it to shine. I also mixed a little pearlescent paint into the green and blue fabric paint. I hand embroidered around the motifs to give them more definition.
|French knots, seed beads and bugle beads.|
The second one also has gold thread but no beads. It's embellished with textured yarn woven in with the torn fabric strips.
Have a colorful day