Art Quiltlet: 6/52

Art Quiltlet, amyhoodarts.com

This week’s, called “There Are Layers,” is inspired by Valentine’s Day. All those perfect hearts, right? Don’t know about you, but mine is 42 years old and a bit battered and bruised, with tender bits protected by harder bits. This heart has four layers, sewn onto a scrap of denim. The bottom layer is a typical sweet Valentine’s fabric with hearts. The next one up is muslin with black acrylic paint sponged onto it. That one has a tear in it so the word “love” could show through. On top of that is some red netting from an onion bag, and finally some white tulle. I’ve been meaning to get some paint and non-fabric into these quiltlets so this is a start. Plus, you know, fun.

I kept the same bobbin in when I switched from red thread to black–here’s a picture of the back, because I think that peek behind the scenes is interesting.

art quiltlet, back, amyhoodarts.com

This one, you’d really need to hold in your hands to see the details, I think. I’m sort of surprised this is only the sixth one. January and February really do last forever, don’t they? Each week I wonder if I’ll have a hard time coming up with an idea but forcing your brain to be creative really does make it think more creatively. Love how that works. (Probably I’ve just cursed myself to have no ideas next week. We’ll see.)