I was tired of moving this piece around in my studio, wondering what it should be. So… it was time to ‘cut-it-up!’ A dance party with my scissors… but no need to cut a rug!
Finished with a zig zag stitch on the edges…
And wildly quilted in plain black thread.
Further embellishment with Jones Tones silver, copper and gold foil…
This fabric was heavily painted and dyed to begin with, when I began by applying the Jacquard Dye-na-flow paint/dye. Then the further addition of the acrylic paint using the bubble wrap as a print. That made this fabric a challenge – one in which the needle didn’t always penetrate well, even tho I used a 90/14 Titanium Topstitch needle (from Superior Threads). But I kept at it. I’m determined that way. And mostly it worked out, and when it didn’t… I traveled that road again! And it worked just fine; some of the zigs missed… but I’m okay with it. It goes with the graffiti style!
All of the hearts are backed with cardstock, for durability and stability. They are great as bookmarks, graduation or anytime gifts or thank-you’s. They are wild – but that is precisely the point! ALOT of fun!
Orange and red are hard colors to photograph. They tend to look garish-like.
Although I am a little tired of hearts… having this piece of fabric result in a finished project(s) feels dang good!!