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  SPOOLING AROUND, AN ART QUILT


Art quilt in abstract design of spool threads derived from photographs of a sppol, multiplied and transferred to cloth, woven and enhanced by air-brushing.
  • This small quilt expresses the theme of spools of thread in abstract form. I begin it by photographing a very old vintage spool of thread.
  • The image is multiplied to create rows of the same spool.
  • The composite image is photo imprinted onto two separate pieces of equal-sized cotton fabric.   
  • The cloth pieces are then cut into strips, one cut horizontally and the other vertically.
  • The resulting overlapping cloth strips are woven back together again to reconstitute a swath of decorated fabric in the original size.
  • A central circular template is delineated.
  • The outer aspects of the quilt extending beyond the template are air-brushed with a softer white semitransparent frame to give it the appearance of depth.
  • Multicolored cloth edges are sewn to demarcate each square.
  • Cotton batting, larger in size than the front panel, is sandwiched between the decorated front panel and a black cloth back panel.
  • The black cloth backing is folded forward to frame the front panel.
  • Free-motion machine stitching of metallic opalescent thread is applied in a square pattern to quilt and embellish the entire outer black frame of the quilt.
  • Date: 2015.
  • Size: 20.5" x 23.0" framed.
  • Available for purchase. Price: $1000 framed.

 

 


CREATIVE PROCESS

 

 

   

Close-up view.

Close-up view.

Close-up view.

 

  • Close-up views showing image multiplication, woven cut strips, edging with colored strips and patterned stitching with opalescent thread.

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Close-up view of completed quilt after patterned stitching of sandwiched front and back panels is done.

 

  • The art quilt is backed with cotton batting sandwiched between the embellished front panel and a black cotton back panel.

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Completed work with square-patterned stitiching of the black cloth frame. Wooden framing is added as well.Photograph by Robert Diamante

 

  • The black cloth backing is folded forward to frame the front panel.
  • Free-motion machine stitching, using metallic opalescent thread, is applied in a square pattern to quilt and embellish the entire outer black frame of the quilt.
  • Wooden framing (not shown here) completes the work.

 


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