Making of an Art Quilt - part 2
Since the base fabric was not exactly what she wanted, Susan cut additonal pieces of the spiral image from the left over base fabric. These were fused onto the base fabric to mask some of the floral images on the original print.
A piece of copper knit was pinned and then stitched into the desired position on the art quilt.
Strips of copper have been woven together and secured with strips of masking tape on the back. This was further manipulated into a circular shape. From a sheet of copper, circles of various sizes were cut with heavy duty scissors and then discoloured by the application of heat from a stove. Care must be taken not to burn the copper, or your hands as the metal heats quickly. A pair of kitchen tongs are good for holding the metal.
Additional circles where then aranged onto the base fabric. This circlular motif was further repeated with shapes cut from nylon, angelina fibres and miscellaneous metallic materials.
The bottom corner was arranged into a pleasing composition. A piece of shiney fabric, some fused angelina, and then onto this the prepared piece of evolon. The circular motif was repeated in the blue stitching used to secure these pieces onto the base fabric. Small blue glass beads have been glued into small groupings
In the final image, the prepared angelina applique shapes (backed with misty fuse) are arranged into desired position and fused in place. A thin line of foil glue is distributed around these pieces and left to dry. It will be tacky and clear when ready to apply foi. With color side upwards place foil onto glue and rub with a finger. The foil will stick to the glue easily.foil,