Saturday, June 30, 2007

A Collage Vest

This week I started a new quilting project - it's a collage vest using ideas and techniques from Rosemary Eichorn's book "The Art of Fabric Collage".

The 3 main fabrics are a muted blend of mauves and greens; a print of swirly columns; and a print of oriental fabrics; complemented by fussycut flowers from fabrics in my stash.

So far, I have the layers and motifs cut out and arranged on the vest fronts, back and lining, and have lightly glue-basted it together. Next step will be free-motion embroidery and stitching in variegated theads. I've cut out a collar but will decide later whether to use it, or just to bind the edges. Here's a closeup detail from the vest front. Visit my Picasa Photo Album for more photos and closeups of this work-in-progress.