I'm not sure why I struggled so hard to create & complete a piece before. We were to create a bamboo pc for a swap in Surface Design. I have used hand dyed bamboo poplin in a lot of my work, so I'm not sure why this pc was such a struggle. But here they are......................
I have discovered that the flash just doesn't like to pick up the shiny Angelina fibers in these pieces which is really too bad, because I don't think these photos really do the pc's justice. The background is a hand dyed bamboo poplin (burnt orange), hand dyed cheesecloth layered over machine stitching & Angelia fibers & the triangles are from my tp tissue casting & metal "squiggles".
There is a little story behind these pc's. These are actually cut from a bigger quilt (Tequila Sunrise) that I was working on a couple of months ago, to enter into a show. I had the wall piece finished up until the quilting stage & that is where it all seemed to fall apart. I wasn't happy with how the quilting was going & I was not comfortable with the size I was working in. It was roughly 24" by 36" & I'm not used to working in bigger sizes anymore. I much more prefer working with sizes 11" by 17" & smaller. The show I was entering, had a size requirement of no smaller than 24" by 24". After that frustration, I decided it was best to put it away for awhile & come back to it at a later date in hopes that I could save it.......................... four pc's later & the possibilty of 2 smaller wall pieces from the original piece??
I had never cut into any of my pieces before to make them over into other pieces, so it was hard to make that first cut. But I have to say, I'm happy with how these turned out & looking forward to using the "left over" scraps for a couple of more "smaller" pieces.