This is a wip going larger from the prototype that started as a postcard which can be seen a few entries down. It will measure about 48"x36" when finished. I have the batting pinned to a wall in the hallway. The fabric I'm working with is thrown over the couch which is to the left of the wall, my cutting board is on top of my ironing board to the the right and my machine sits on the kitchen table on the far wall behind the couch. Below is an enlarged piece that measures 17"x15" and a close up of the couched on silk sari threads. In addition to a thin cotton batting I also use a stiff stablizer that is used to make lampshades. I couched heavily before putting on the backing and then couched some more to provide the quilting stiches.
This piece above almost was trashed. I started it back in the spring to celebrate me going through with being in the staged production of V@g!n@ Monologues at UofK. At the rehearsals we started out by being asked the question "how does your V. feel today?" which we sometimes had to draw out or just speak to. This shape showed up a lot over time and I found myself asking this question of me after it was over. I didn't like it, the colours or the shape too much of the motif, and hid it away...pulled it back out in the summer and I still didn't like it. Last month, I forced myself to go with it just to practice fmq and as it turned out, I love it and it captures the feeling I had when VM had ended. The only thing I've added is a fushia binding and I'm still thinking about beading it. It will be donated to the state's domestic violence agency to hang in their building or to be used as a door prize for the state's conference on dv and sexual assault coming up in early Dec.