Saturday, February 03, 2007

UFO #1

OK, I have to confess that the first item on my UFO list was completed a couple of weeks ago. I am an admirer of African-American artist, Joseph Holston. Who knows why certain pieces of art speak to you but his does to me. I've completed a fabric interpretation of one of his pieces. On the UFO list it only needed quilting and mounting. It's now complete and hanging in my living room.

Although I can't show you the whole piece, my biggest challenge was to create fabric that looked like newspaper but without readable words which I thought would be a distraction. I scanned, manipulated and printed and I got what I was looking for.

This is also the first quilted piece that I didn't bind. I mounted it on a stretcher like a painting. It just seemed appropriate for this piece.
The fabric color looks great against my gray/taupe walls.
One down - 20+ to go. It's going to be a long year.

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