Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Ceramic Rings on Small Art Quilts

I'm so happy to be participating in a blog challenge via Lorelei Eurto. (She's an incredibly unique and talented jewelry designer.) She sent a set of ceramic hoops created by Karen Totten to six different artists and we are all revealing our creations today.

I made this series of three fabric collage landscapes using the hoops as embellishments.

This one is called Encircled Home. It's 9x4 inches.

I really love the way the beautiful ceramic ring draws the eye to the tiny house.

The fabric is printed with bubble wrap and paint. Of course, I included hand embroidery on each piece.

This is Scattered Sunlight. Also about 9x4 inches.

Each piece in this collection includes repeated elements... the bubble wrap pattern, the yellow bars at the edge ...

and the "stars" in the sky.

Lastly, we have Rosy Ring. It's 9x5.5 inches.

Don't those French knots look fun nestled in the dainty ring?

Here you can really see the subtle color variations in the ceramic embellishment. I took these colors as inspiration for the whole series.

Check out what the other artists created with Karen's lovely hoops.
Linda of MustHavesJewelry
Lorelei Eurto

Thanks Lorelei and Karen!

These three little fabric collages are listed in my Etsy shop.


Barb Fernald said...

These quilts are fantastic. What a wonderful way to use the hoops. Thanks for sharing the bubble wrap print idea. It's so effective! I'm keeping it in mind for future collage work. It is so nice to see your blog and "meet" a fiber artist among all the bead and jewelry blogs I peruse. So glad you participated!

SueBeads said...

Wow, fantastic! I love your work - you really did a great job!

TesoriTrovati said...

Really awesome use of these components! I love the sweet little house the best. Enjoy the day. Erin

Alice said...

I love these fabric collage landscapes--what a fabulous idea!

My favorite is 'Encircled Home' but they're all gorgeous. I'm intrigued by the bubble wrap paint technique. My kids give me bubble wrap as a gift since I love to pop them.

I never learned to sew and I espically admire anyone who can work magic on such a small area.

Tanya said...

Those are just amazing! I love how you used the hoops and I could stare at your pieces for hours and always find something new. Beautiful work!

Kristin L said...

Such pretty rings and compositions. I particularly like the way you've sewn on the "Rosy Ring," highlighting the stitches part of the design as well. It was fun to look at the other participants' work -- yours really stands out being the only art quilt take on the subject.

AliMc said...

Brilliant use of the rings, way to think outside the box!

Karen Totten said...

Suzette as a fellow quilter, I LOVE LOVE LOVE what you did with these!!!! I'm so inspired. You may find this strange but it never occurred to me to use my ceramics in my art quilts. What a fantastic idea!

Sharyl said...

Wow, how creative that is! You do beautiful work!

Lorelei Eurto said...

EEK! So pretty Deb! I just love what you ended up making! Love encircled home. My favorite. Are you selling those?

Mellisa said...

I just love how you used the pieces for quilt embellishment! Very creative and so pretty :)