A week or so ago I showed you my first quilt in answer to a challenge coming from The Art Quilt Group, a group I belong to that meets once a month at a shop called The Quilter in Vancouver where I live. I find that I must compete, if I can not do it better, I do it more. It's a foible of mine. This time instead of bias tape I used yarns, mostly and three ply twist. I couched the yarn in place with cotton embroider floss after pieceing the background of different greys along with a natural ground with grey graphics. I then used bits of woven wools to further deliniate the line.
What I was drawing was three of my fellow students doing the contour drawing. The abstraction that occurs when you draw without addressing your paper makes the faces more powerful and less feminine but I like them.
Here's a close up of one I let sort of fall off the bottom. The back of the quilt is a Kaiffe Fasset piece that shows off with this striped binding. Count the elements in the inchie, the background is a sweater, there's stitching, a triangle of recycled Indian fabric, two beads. aqua, fiber and a gold button. It will huant you I promise.