As “Transfusion #12” (the dresses) gets larger and larger – I realized that the weight of the quilt will compromise the stitching of each of FOUR separate border pieces on each of the sides. So my solution was to “Join Borders” and stitch the 4 borders together and then attach to the larger piece. Below the start of that process showing 3 strips being laid out and pressed after each border is attached to the next.
So joining borders to unite is a good idea hmmmmm!
Now on to selecting the fabrics for the back of the piece, which I’ve decided will incorporate fabric shapes of my 1974 pants pattern. (I will explain the 1974 pants pattern in another post.) So far so good with that – though I’ve already spent 5 days in the studio on the back of the quilt. – Needing a studio break I just dressed one of my mannequins with a T-shirt I received from the University of Connecticut. It was a gift for entering one of their on-line challenges. The Benton Museum Challenge – asked members to recreate a work of art. Basically they were looking for art that referenced something in their on line archives. I found the Fox II (1972) (33.5 x 37.3 cm) image shown below right by Anni Albers (aka Annelise Fleischmann Berlin, Germany, 1899 – 1994), and thought my “Joined by the Hand Cuffs” and “Burning Embers” (below left) had a similar format. Check out all The Benton Museum has to offer at https://benton.uconn.edu/.
Continuing my short studio break, this afternoon I will check out the virtual Art Center East’s 2nd Annual Wearable Art Exhibit https://artscentereast.org/annual-wearable-art-exhibit/ February 19th – March 13th. Accompanying the Exhibit is a Wearable Art Boutique! Browse and shop for one-of-a-kind items from local and regional designers. Enjoy! Stay Safe . . . Smith Stitch Studio