Monday, January 04, 2010

Lark Quilt It Contest

So you remember a couple weeks ago I mentioned the  Lark Books Quilt it contest?

Entrants will create an original Quilt of any size that incorporates at least three of the following five required elements

Bird/s
Mountains
Silver fabric, thread, item
Recycled/repurposed material
Beads

I sent in my entry in and got the ok to post it, so here it is


Take These Broken Wings 12" x 12"


It has a background of used tea bags gel mediumed to fabric.

I drew my design on the teabag fabric and painted in highlights with white and the branches with brown before moving on to color.

 I painted the color with transparent washes of textile paint.

After quilting it with wool felt I sewed an embossed metal wing made from a sheet of aluminum layered over a piece of copper and a wing shaped piece of wool felt to give it more stability. A silver brad  pierced through copper creates his shoulder joint.

29 comments:

  1. Fabulous...absolutely fabulous in how you incorporated the requirements so beautifully!

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  2. tea bags! fantastically original love it...

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  3. INCREDIBLE! Absolutely Incredible!

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  4. I love your entry. I hope you win. It is absolutely delightful! Good luck!

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  5. beautiful entry, judy love the tea bag background too.

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  6. Sherrie10:37 PM

    Love this fantastic little Quilt Judy just wonderful.

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  7. Another Gem. You are so talented.

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  8. I really like the detailing of the wing. Very cool!

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  9. It's so beautifull....

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  10. You are an inspiration! Your work is so original and neat and you are able to incorporate many techniques and yet it doesn't look over done. Thank you for sharing!

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  11. Judy, your work is always amazing, but you've really outdone yourself here. Love it!

    You're so generous to share the process photos too, very inspiring. Looks like I'd better start drinking more tea...

    Happy New Year!

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  12. I love hearing about how you made this because it just adds to the beauty I saw at first. How creative!

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  13. tea bags! metal wings! oh my! love it Judy!

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  14. Wonderful color palette Judy. I love the tilting of the bird's head, he captivates the viewer!

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  15. Wow, just awesome :).
    I love all of your work!

    Lalie

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  16. It is stunning! Thanks so much for sharing your process. I saw the first pic and was going to ask what the background medium was and WAAAAA-LLAAAAA! You answered my question. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the colors!
    BRAVO!

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  17. Anonymous3:00 PM

    Judy -
    thank you for sharing your process! I've been saving used teabags, but had no clue how I was going to use them! lol. NOW the wheels are turning...
    Happy New Year to YOU!
    <3 judi in wny

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  18. sooo Beautiful! thanks for showing us how you did it. very inspiring!

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  19. This is lovely. The part with just the highlights is fascinating.

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  20. You constantly amaze me! I love the changing textures and the wing is fantastic.

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  21. Judy, wow, this is a beautiful piece of work!

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  22. Once again you leave me amazed!

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  23. oooooh, so beautiful! thanks for sharing your process. i love how he is looking over his shoulder, like he's just heard something. and how the tea stains look like valleys in the mountain range. and you have me singing that song inside my head now... all your life, you were only waiting for this moment to arise...

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  24. Connie9:58 PM

    I LOVE this! Absolutely Beautiful!!

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  25. yum. birds. Nice work Judy.

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  26. You couldn't find a single place to add beads? Then you'd be five for five.

    Just kidding... it's stunning. I love every single detail and no bead are neccessary.

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  27. very motivating, and inspirational. I have to remember to get out side the box. Thank you for sharing the process.

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  28. Just want to say "thank you" for all your exciting and inspirational posts I have been drooling over for sometime now. Way cool.

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