I have finished, sent and had accepted my two A4 art journal quilt entries for the Spring Quilts Festival UK 2011. I am entering the Art Journal Quilt section. The theme was 'Fantasy' and two had to be entered no bigger than A4. It is a competition but will be exhibited at the various venues aswell. I will get it back sometime in June.
Going with the theme of 'Fantasy' I chose to do a Firebird and a Firebird Feather. I felt this would give me freedom to be creative with fabric and texture. I printed my own text onto sections to add deeper meaning and fantasy. I used mainly silk but included cotton that I had dyed used procion dye and then embellished with acrylic paint. Sections were appliqued and then free motion machine stitched. I used sequins and glitter thread to embellish the feathers. I quilted the silk background to the felt wadding using machine stitch too. The backing is a black linen cotton mix that has a 3" sleeve and label. A satin bias binding was used to finish it off.