A Little Preview

I’ve started a new miniature quilt. A little therapy, so to speak. The finished piece will only be around 12 or 12 and a half inches square. I’m calling this “RAGE”.
The fabrics in the top photo are layered between the black fabrics used for the back and front of the quilt. There is no traditional batting. I’ve stabbed, cut and ripped each of the fabrics that are used in this art quilt. That was very therapeutic and actually quite fun. (I may cut a lot of therapeutic fabric in the coming weeks!) It was especially fun watching the faces of the people around me while I did the cutting. I was in a miniature quilt class at the time. Most of the folks who saw me were just horrified!
I haven’t made all the decisions concerning this quilt yet. Don’t know exactly how I’ll bind it. Could be traditional or it could be cut up so that it will eventually fray or it could be something else altogether. I may tack some of the cut fabric pieces open to show the “wound” inside. You can see the area I’m talking about in the bottom photo (to the left of the heart) although the pieces are closed for now. I’ll also quilt it with embroidery floss in the same manner that I quilted the Black Cat mini I made last year. More than likely using the same colors as the fabrics used.
What do you think of the crackle heart? The fabric already had the crackle print on it, but I darkened it with a fabric pen to show my broken heart holding together. Click on the photos to enlarge them so that you can see details more clearly.
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1 Response to A Little Preview

  1. This reminds me of the book, How To Make An American Quilt, one of my favorites. 🙂

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