So as I look over the large stacks of quilts I have accumulated. I have decided to create wearable art clothes using my vintage quilts. Many believe that quilts that are vintage should stay as they are. But I believe if I am an artist and truly want to expand my art I need to show others the beauty within the textile art world. So I have decided to use I few of my quilts to create clothing items.
In the same way that quilts are fashionable for your bed. Those same quilts can be fashionable for your body. Here below is an example I have a very stylish and hip bomber jacket.
If you would like to make a jacket for a completed quilt just go for it!
Gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones. Proverbs 16:24
Help I need to sell! Are there days when you feel like the world is just coming in on you. And there’s nothing you can do right. You try your best but it seems like everything just fails. In those moments I always revert back to my go to.
Sewing is where I go when life is just not going my way. When I need a little break from everything. As you can see in the above slide show I love fabric, I love color, I love the textures of fabric, I love the feel of fabric. Fabric makes me happy. Some people love food, dancing, TV, Game shows, but I love fabric. Working with fabric brings me joy it also allows me the time I need to figure out many of life’s complex decisions.
In this week I hope you are able to go to your happy space and do what brings you comfort. I know that I will be selling at sometime someplace during this next week.
In my distress I called to the LORD; I cried to my God for help. From his temple he heard may voice; my cry come before him, into his ears Psalm 18:6
Sometimes I just want to create and I don’t have much time. So I star with the fabric left over from other projects. I am not one for keeping fabrics around but when I have extra time to create I will look to the fabrics set aside for very special projects.
Pillow are just one project I have been able to create with repurposed denim. You can create amazing quilts from fabric or old clothing from around your home or ask your friends and family to donate to your DIY projects.
Aprons are also something I have created with fabric that is extra from other projects. I am also given fabrics and they are great for making aprons. You can create aprons using colors, fabrics designs or print by manufacture.
The head of Ephraim is Samaria and the head of Samaria is only Remaliah’s son. If you do not stand firm in you faith, you will not stand at all.” Isaiah 7:9
What is balance? For me balance provides stability and structure to my designs. It’s though weight distribution in the design by the placement of my element. When I talk about my elements that could mean the placement of the blocks the arrangement of the blocks the arrangement of the borders the existence of the porters and even the placement of color.
An example of balance can be achieved by simply placing a large element on one side with a design of small elements on the other side. Here is a picture of balance in one of my creations.
You dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. 1 John 4:16
Proximity is one of the five basic principles of design. How close or how far or in wet alignment are the elements you’re working with arranged in your design? Are you thinking about proximity? By grouping similar elements together or in a close proximity, you create a relationship between those elements. Proximity also works with providing a focal point we’re giving the reader an idea of where they should focus their attention.
When I am creating I understand the proximity doesn’t mean at the elements have to be placed together, it means they should be visually connected in someway. I can use size, fabric colors, or shapes. The following picture as an example of proximity.
I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has given me strength, that he considered me trustworthy, appointing me to his service. 1 Timothy 1:12
So following up on the 5 basic principles of design. Contrast allows you to emphasize or highlight elements within a design. So when you have 2 elements that are totally opposite you have created contrasts. This can be achieved in many different ways. Big, small, shapes, colors, light or dark.
Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him. Psalm 34:8