Most times, when I've picked up this book in the past, I'm overwhelmed by all the pretty pictures and tend to skim the verbiage. But this time, I noticed how Sielman highlighted a lot of the techniques, these master quilters used. Who knew there were so many ways to construct an art quilt?!?
|Until the Day, Emily Richardson|
Dirkje van der Horst-Beetsma from the Netherlands puts a piece of cotton base in a big embroidery hoop. She then takes pieces of colored fabric and sews it on the base without using any pins or fusing. She just builds the piece as she goes. This kind of technique opens up a lot of possibilities for improvisational composition.
|Autumn Sky, Reiko Naganuma|
I could go on. As you can see, most of these masters have developed their own forms of techniques most of which you won't find in your basic "How to Make A Quilt" book. Nontraditional? Yes Ineffectual? Absolutely Not.
Which brings me back to where I began. Why not
So with that in mind, I'm going to be ordering me some silk samples from Thai Silk - along with some organza. I mean if you're going to steal, you might as well start with Silk!
So what have you been up to creatively?