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.