Galactic art quilt (16 X 16 inches) is inspired by my abstract paintings. The challenge was to translate the texture and lines that can be achieved in acrylic paint to soft fabrics and machine stitch.
The base fabric is batik with three additional layers of hand painted fabric. The aim was to create depth & texture with raw unraveling edges, meandering stitches and couched lines. The addition of the roundness of tortoiseshell buttons and tiger's eye beads was a balancing counterpoint to the raw edge cutwork of the lines.
As an exploration of surface design and a rendering of acrylic painting to fabric art, this was a fantastic, fun & interesting challenge.