Saturday, May 1, 2010

I Carried out my Quilts on Stretchers...

No silly, the quilts aren't ill... they've just been hanging out in the art department, that's all.  I found these quilts in an unfinished pile of unfinished work.  Every self respecting ADD artist has these unfinished piles full of projects started with the best of intentions... languishing somewhere.  Out of sight, out of mind.  Sometimes when they're IN sight they are still out of mind... or perhaps I'M the one out of mind... but I digress.
Here they are, two small quilts wrapped around a stretched canvas.  They are 12 x 12 and the canvas is "gallery style" which means it 1.5 inches deep.  Again, I'm loving the dimensional quality of these.
The quilts are hand dyed fabrics, cotton, linen and silks.  Machine pieced, machine quilted. 

I'm coming down home stretch on work for the exhibit I'll put together on Monday.  I'm really looking forward to seeing how it all comes together!

Happy Creating,
-Carmen Rose


  1. Hi, love how you put the quilts on canvas, I bought some a few weeks ago at Michael's, but haven't mounted any smaller quilts yet. I'm curious--how did you mount them? I've heard of people actually sewing the quilt to the canvas. Sounds like a good idea, but I don't know how to deal with the edges. Did you wrap the quilted edges over the canvas? Sorry to be so "nosey", but I could use some suggestions!

  2. Hi Laura, I learned this trick from Melody: I fused the fabric to the back of the wrapped canvas. Then I carefully folded and glued the corners, E6000 works, so does hot glue.

  3. I have some E6000 glue for use w/mosaic glass, so I'll get that out and try your method for the edges. Fusing the quilt to the canvas makes sense, and sounds easier than sewing it down.
    I check out the fibermania blog all the time, that's where I found the link to your blog. Thanks for the helpful hints!


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