Today I’m auditioning fabric pieces to make into a small art quilt for SAQA, the art organization I belong to. In December, I reorganized my studio again. In addition to separating fabric by color, I also made several boxes of pieces of fabric that might work alone.
The SAQA Auction Quilt needs to be 6 x 8 inches, but they will all be matted so that only 4.5 x 6.5 inches will be seen. What’s great about this project is the edges of the small quilt can be just zigzagged because they will be covered by their framing. I went to those “scrap” boxes to find a piece that might work, preventing me from starting from scratch. It’s also a great way to move some of my stash.
I chose these pieces.
The circles are from my art making spinner art with a turntable. See the post here. I’ve used one of these in another art quilt, but they seem challenging to use. However, they will work for this project but not using the whole piece.
SAQA furnished a template to put over the quilt so we could see how the piece would look framed. So I started auditioning, starting with the spinner art.
A printed piece I had stitched previously. I had made a card using part of it.
This is a piece of sun printed fabric.
So now comes the decision, which one should I create? Which one would you work on? Which one do you think will make a better art quilt?
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So which one of those pieces do you like? Would love to have your feedback. Thanks. Have a great week!
Judy, Thanks. I appreciate your feedback. I’m thinking one of the spinart pieces will be the best, but not sure yet.
I like the sun printed fabric (last on list) because they have so much emotion. I like the empty space, and I think
any stitching won’t be competing with design.
I really like the spin art versions. I like all 3, but think the quilting might highlight the design more on the second one. (all tan-ish) Could you show a little of the blue edge, maybe even turn it to get some of the pinkish showing?
I know anything you do will look great.
KJ, Great feedback! I thought if I use that one, I might add a bit of color to make it darker. I like your idea of getting some of the pink showing. Thank you!!
Hi Paulette, I like them too. I am concerned about my stitching ability on those since there is so much area, but I’m still thinking. Appreciate your feedback.
Isn’t it funny how everyone has a different opinion? I like the first one the best. I love the colors.
I really like the circles! As well as the sun print…hand work piece is really cool as well if horizontal placement. Decisions…decisions….they are all great…so submit all three!
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I love the sun dyed pieces, especially the top two. They are both beautiful!
Love the piece of sun printed fabric especially the first framed one
Nancy, Thanks! My only concern is I’m not sure about how I’d quilt it. What I need to do is just do it!! Thanks for your feedback!
Jan, Thanks. Such a hard decision! Thanks for weighing in!
Robbie, Thanks. Good to hear from you! I’m really drawn to the circles especially since they’ll be easy to quilt. Appreciate your opinion.
Toni, It is funny isn’t it. However, it’s good! I like that one too. Thanks for weighing in.
The one that was a previous card.
They all are pretty cool but I think the first and the fourth – the one with the stitching are my favs. I am in the middle of a reorg too – necessary but tedious at times! Good luck with your decision!
Well, I’ll be no help at all. I’m torn between the first ‘framed’ spin art piece with the yellow center and also the sun print at the bottom. 😉
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Janice, I think you’re a lot of help! You at least could choose. I can’t do that!
Liz, Thanks! Have fun reorganizing. This time I was pretty brutal and gave away some stuff that I’ve been saving for when I got around to it. I’m much more organized than I ever have been with almost everything labeled. Feels good. Now to sit down and sew! Thanks again for your feedback.
CC, Thanks. I just wish I wouldn’t have stitched it yet because I’d sew it differently and with a different batting. So glad you dropped by and weighed in on my dilemma!
My personal favorite is the sunprinted piece. But they are all full of possibility. I will look forward to seeing what you end up with!
Hey Lynda! I am totally in love with your 6th photo print – spinner . . . the more muted one with a lot of negative space. BTW . . . I am unable to see many of your followers comments – although I can read your replies. I don’t know that that has happened before???
Hi Jody, Thanks for dropping by and helping me out!
Ann, Not sure why you aren’t seeing the comments. Weird. I agree with you that I like that one. Thanks for your feedback.