Monday, February 7, 2011

WIP New Collage

This collage isn't done yet, but I thought I would post my progress so far. I am LOVING these rich fabrics that I bought awhile ago. All silks, velvets, brocades and embroidered silks. I added some trims that I had and some lace pieces to set it off. I am thinking that it needs something along the top of the collage. Maybe some more fabric scrap collage and some bling!! I will have to play with it some more and see what I can come up with.
I really do enjoy working with the fabrics a lot. I bought this fabric a couple of weeks ago from a seller on Ebay that offered a big lot of mixed "elegant" fabrics. Most of them are fairly small pieces that are perfect for collage work. I made the mistake of sorting them into color groups and bagging them up to organize. Now, as I work with them, I see that I need to get myself a big bin and just dump them together so I can see what pieces I have to add as I work. It is taking too much time to sort through each nice little neat bag to find the pieces I want to use.
So, the next time I get close to Wallyworld, I will buy some more storage bins....large ones.
Also, I ordered some burgundy, dk. brown, hunter green and black velvet to use to back my collages. It is an upholstery weight velvet and it will work great as a base for these.
I love the freehand stitching on this and think it really adds to the collage.

Close up of collage...click on it to enlarge

A little closer view
Stay tuned for the finished piece soon.
I have already started another one in pinks, creams and soft sage greens.....think it is going to be pretty!!!
Have a lovely day and try to stay warm. We got up this morning to 2 degrees!! Brrrrr......
Love and hugs, Sue K

13 comments:

Martha Lever said...

This is just so beautiful!!!! The colors are so deep and yummy. This will be a fabulous piece when you finish it.

Vicki said...

beautiful! i just found your website so i'm going to place an order for some stamps shortly! I'm a country/prim girl :)
Vicki
http://paperandprims.blogspot.com

The Feathered Nest said...

Hi Sue!!! What a gorgeous art quilt, just beautiful!!! I wanted to stop by and let you know that you've won TWO of my tutorials!!! Simply visit Lessonsfromthenest.blogspot.com and then email me the two you would like to sewmanyroses@yahoo.com!! Congratulations and I hope you are having a lovely weekend, hugs and love, Dawn

Lovey said...

Sue!!! This is beautiful! I love the colors...so rich! Way to go! Can't wait to see when it's finished!
Oh and BTW...My book is ready for purchasing! Yeah! C'mon back by my blog for the link! Once again...truly beautiful!

Diane said...

Sue, trying to post today on Blogger...glitches!
Thanks for stopping by! With a blizzard coming your way I hope all your cows birth easily!
Hugs, Diane

Cindy Lew's Studio said...

Hello, love the collage, it is beautiful. I can't remember how I found your blog, but was just looking and loved your little icon so I clicked. Love your blog!!!!!!

Have a wonderful day.

Warm Wishes, CindyLew

The Polka Dot Closet said...

So far, so good, it is gorgeous! I love the deep rich colors, destined to be and heirloom! Thank you for entering my giveaway, good luck!

Carol

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi Sue,
absolutely beautiful!
Have a great day.
XO Marie

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Hi Sue:
You might want to visit my blog for Friday's post. Surprise!
xoxo
Donna

Vicki said...

I love the rich colors you have used. Everything these days is so neutral. I have forgotten how much I love these hues. Following you

Vicki said...

Hi, Sue! I wanted to let you know that you are the winner of my giveaway! You don't have your email set up in your blogger account. I can't find an email button on your blog anywhere either! I hope you will respond to this comment with your full name and address please. I would love to mail this to you this week! Thank you so much for joining in! Congrats!

Terry said...

Came here from Vicki's to congratulate you. Beautiful collage! Happy to follow you and stop by and visit me anytime!

suziqu's thread works said...

Sue this is such a lovely collage/miniquilt - the composition and colours are so nice!
Cheers,
Suzy