Saturday, November 26, 2011

How to Make an Improvised Art Quilt: Day 6...Details

It's time to add those fine details to the composition improvised from my fused silk fabric scraps. Details like these bias cut antlers protruding from the heads of the flowers are added. (Note sure if "antlers" is the correct botanical name.) The antlers are lightly fuse-tacked into place because the jury is still out, do I like them? If not, they are easily removed.
Again, the leaves entering the flower pot look like a mush of green. I must be patient. Hand embroidery will give them more definition.

A few irresistible dots are added to the tablecloth. There is nothing like a dot to make your day! And beneath the tablecloth narrow jagged strips are fused into place. Do you recognize them? They are the cut-aways from the edges of the leaves. Nothing goes to waste!

The composition is complete and tomorrow the border selection process begins. With any luck, our ordeal will soon end!

5 comments:

Gene Black said...

Good job!

About the botanical terms- The "stem part" of those things is called a filament; the "heads" on the end that have the pollen are called "anthers" - you were very close!

Gene Black said...

oh..you can check it out here
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/plants/printouts/floweranatomy.shtml

Laura Wasilowski said...

Thanks for the anatomy lesson Gene!

Donna said...

The quilt is coming along nicely! I really like the dots you added. I do love dots!
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susan said...

Good morning Laura! I was watching my favorite Saturday morning TV shows and your fabric was highlighted by a featured artist! I was surprised and happy for you -- did you know? It was on Quilting Arts TV show #808. Just thought you'd love to know!