Thursday, March 20, 2008

A Pear of Heart

A Pear of Heart, Art Quilt, (6" x 6")
Fannie Narte


After painting three unsatisfactory paintings, I created this art quilt using pieces from those paintings. These appliqué pieces were fused onto the orange background and thread sketched with black embroidery thread. I added purple eyelash yarn for texture. The background was stipple quilted with pearlescent thread.

When art offers you lemons, put your heart in it and smile.
Fannie


12 comments:

Beth said...

I like this one, (three in one), a lot! How creative to combine the three that you weren't happy with into one that is very pretty! Have you made any large quilts? A wallhanging would be beautiful with lots of mini paintings on it!

Fannie said...

Thanks, Beth. I've made large quilts, but not with this technique. Your suggestion is a good one. I will seriously consider it. Should the paintings be different images or the same images in different colors?

Beth said...

Oh I think similar but different. Does that make sense? Maybe a pattern or repetition of 2 or 3 with variations of colors, each one being a little unique. It sounds fun!

morningDove said...

I like this - reminds me of playing cards. A pair of "hearts".
So much you can do with this one. Its definitely a winner but then all of yours always are to me. I like showing how you combined 3 in 1. Do you have a picture show of the 3 separate before coming one gorgeous piece?

cazms5 said...

I love this quilt. Boy, do I need to learn how to do thread sketching. It gives such a lovely, delicate, meandering line to your quilting. Just beautiful!

Melissa S

Fannie said...

Thanks, Beth! If I have questions, I'll ask you. Will you send me your e-mail, please?

Dove, unfortunately I don't have photos--sorry. The paintings are cut up into many pieces.

Welcome, Melissa S. Thread sketching is like doodling and very forgiving. Go ahead and play and have fun!

Diana Evans said...

wow...I love this too...the thread sketching is brilliant...

great work...

Fannie said...

Thanks, Diana!

Cindy said...

I'd say that the 3 small quilts that became this one were lucky to be part of such a lovely finished product.

Fannie said...

Thanks, Cindy. I was frustrated at first, and I left the paintings for a while. Then I remembered what I taught my students at rubber stamp classes--anything can be fixed with "imagination." Voila! The teacher teaches herself. ;-D

kiwicarole said...

Hi Fannie! You're just way too clever! I love your vibrant colours and the way it just naturally comes together. I really like your sunflower bookmark too! :)Carole

Fannie said...

Hi, KiwiCarole! You like the sunflower bookmark, eh--hint, hint. ;-D