It is during our darkest moments
that we must focus on the light.....
It is the end of the second quarter for our Up for a Challenge 12 x 12 Art Quilt creations. The challenge topic is Incandescence. This topic, at first, stumped me; after some thought, I turned to quotes which turned things around for me. My final piece is below:
I started with white fabric and dyed it in stages from yellow to orange to red to violet. I then used Fabric Etch to create long rays emitting from the center. I placed black felted wool behind the fabric and begin hand-embroidering and continued hand-embroidering. I have been to the doctor's office and hand-embroidered, then to the dentist's office and hand-embroidered, onto Panera's and hand-embroidered. Literally, for the past few weeks, this project has gone everywhere with me and, you guessed it, I hand-embroidered it. I hand-painted the quote and ended the top by placing a beveled piece of glass at the center of the yellow section (and, yes, it is securely attached). Finally, it is edged with a velvet border.
I enjoyed creating this piece and am looking forward to the next topic being announced tomorrow! Enjoy!
See the rest of the challenge quilts for Incandescence at our joint blog: http://upforachallengeartquilts.blogspot.com/