September 30, 2008

Spin Cycle is Done

Spin Cycle is the newest piece in my Stretched Series. Each piece is a mini quilt in itself (top, batting and back). The gallery wrapped canvas is painted, then the mini quilt is attached to the canvas with hand stitching. Spin Cycle is, by definition, a whole cloth quilt. The top is one piece of fabric that has been painted, then stitched, and embellished with hardware. Yes, you read that correctly. There are brass washers and silver lock nuts in two different sizes and of course, beads and embroidery. And, once again, the batting is exposed. Don't you just love the colors and textures in the close-up photo?

Do you name your pieces? If so, how do you chose a name? Does it pop into your head when you're in the shower? Do you dream about it? Do you find the process difficult or easy? I would love to hear from you.

6 comments :

Lora Martin said...

There is something interesting everywhere you look in this piece, Judy. Good job! Looks like you've solved the problem of how to quilt your pieces, the quilting is masterful here.

Sue B said...

Wow Judy this piece is fabulous!

StegArt said...

Oooooooo I love this!!!! I hadn't thought about leaving the batting exposed but it is very nice that way. I have a lot of trouble naming my pieces sometimes. Other times the name just pops into my head from out of nowhere.

Joanna van said...

Judy! How beautiful! I love it. The stitch work really interplays with the color.

Sandy said...

That turned out very well. The batting frames it nicely. I name my pieces-some name themselves, some I ask friends for suggestions.

Into the Blystic said...

Hi Judy
Thanks so much for the link to this post! you've given me a few ideas to explore. and your quilt is stunning!! I love the colours and textures! re: naming work... sometimes I find it is easier to work in a series then you only have to come up with one name then number them lol! but sometimes a work will name itself and then you just have to go with it!
namaste Elis.