Chantal Guillermet – Series #2 – Abstract : Cubist pottery
For this second quilt of the series I had two goals to achieve : draw an abstract/cubist version of my traditional and figurative pottery and decide which complementary colors I was going to introduce in the quilt.
When packing for the move I did not have enough space to bring a good choice of fabrics. Instead I chose to take a box full of scraps, mainly stripes and left over prints. I discovered that I had quite a good variety of oranges and brown pieces, which was perfect for my pottery theme. So my first complementary colour will be orange. I also had a selection of printed tea bag papers. A good opportunity to use them !
I started to draw lines around and inside my pottery shape to define abstract zones. I cut them out in order to use them as templates.
For the background I chose a neutral light grey dyed fabric. I wanted to keep the idea of a tiled wall behind the pottery. For that I randomly arranged and fused squares and rectangles chosen from my printed scraps. I also used pieces of the printed tea bag paper. The last ones were applyed with mat gel medium.. I added a bit of stencilling on the background with gold acrylic paint.
Each piece of the pottery was fused on the top of the background, and free motion quilted with echo quilting and metallic thread. At the end I outlined them with metallic paint to make them stand out.
The squares on the background are quilted with matching threads. Finally I added some hand quilting on the tea bag paper.
Cotton fabric, acrylic paint, fused fabric art, ceramic quilting inspiration, pottery images in quilts, hand printed fabrics, tea bag paper, abstraction in art quilts, fragmentation in art quilts, cubist pottery.
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