Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Frayed Edges Round Robin Book

The Frayed Edges (my small art quilt group) met on Monday. We had such a great day. You remember we started a fiber book round robin? Here are the lastest updates. They are all superfantastic, of course!

Here are the pages I made for Kate's "Hand Book." I had trouble figuring out what to do, but when I decided to just make pages inspired by the work I've done recently, I came up with this arch -- or shrine.

You can see an older arch here.

Then I did a fused piece with Melody's fabric and lots of my all-over pattern quilting. Plus words stamped with my rubberstamp alphabet.

And here are the pages that Kathy made for Sarah's "Aphrodisiac Foods" book

I just adore Kathy's way of combining stamping, beading, image transfer and beautiful quilting. The text says, "What do you mean it wasn't an apple?? Oh Eve, you devil!"

Kathy is on a sea kick and she couldn't resist the combination of an aphrodisiac sea creature: mussels.

The text reads, "mussels, hot summer night, white wine, scallions, steam till open." Meow! How's that for aphrodisiac?! And isn't that a beautiful picture of the mussels? I'm not sure if Kathy took it herself. And I love the image repeated large and small.

Here is Sarah's submisison for my Numbers book. She did facing pages for 7 and 8. This is a wonderful replication of the amazing forest floors she has done for recent quilts. Including the rock under tulle, which of course, I LOVE! Sarah and Kate, you must remind me the name of the flower.

And here is the 8 page all closed up. It's interactive!

And opened up! And eight pointed compass star with all kinds of words for people and places that are important to me.

Here's a close up of the quilting. That's my name. Isn't that cool? And I also wanted you to see the great edge treatment. She used a pink yarn and the checkerboard stitch on her Janome catching the yarn on one side and the edge of the quilt on the other. Very effective!

And here are the pages Kate did for Sarah's Sea book. This picture does not reflect the beautiful calm sense of a sandy beach. It's stunning. Silk and lovely hand stiching plus dainty real shells.

A bit of a better sense with this detail.

And another page from Kate for the sea book -- whimsical flashy fish, totally in Kathy's colors!

I've got tons more pictures from Frayed Edges I'll post later in the week. Including Kate's map quilt and a review of our menu! Stay tuned.


Anonymous said...

WOW!! What a great group, such interesting work - it must be amazing to be in the creative space with you all - I'm envious!

Deb R said...

Oooh, I want to TOUCH all these!! (Is that rock under tulle a real rock?)

Sarah Ann Smith said...

Yep Deb R, that's a real rock, from Mt. Battie (really a large hill...after living in the west, most things called mountains in the east look more like very large hills....sorry folks, I love the East Coast, but the Tetons are Mountains!).

And Deborah, the flower is called a starflower, and Kate taught us they are called "spring ephemerals". I just love that it has seven petals and seven leaves per plant .... usually it is 3 or 4 or 5 or 6 or a ton, but 7? Don't know that I've ever seen another plant with *seven* petals.....

Glad you like the pages, Deb! Hugs and cheers, Sarah

Gerrie said...

Aren't you going to miss these very creative people? What wonderful stuff you all do.

Karoda said...

The Frayed Edges seem to be so in sync with one another...its great when that happens, truly awesome!

Micki said...

I'm sooo jealous. These are simply wonderful!

gabrielle said...

We will have to get you in the "Twisted sister" the minute you arrive in TX. These are increcible pages.

Lisa said...

As usual I'm in awe of your wonderful group and all their talents. I don't know how you can leave them. I wish I was coming back to Maine to take your place (as if they'd have me!). Maybe in 5 or 6 years when Pierre retires we'll go back and build a house on our land in Bowdoinham...

Frances said...

thanks for sharing all this wonderful art Deborah, all of the 4 posts I have just caught up on,
what a wonderful memory journal of frayed edge friends in Maine,