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Monday, November 30, 2015

Texture Challenge Reveal

This is my 'texture' piece for the online blog challenge for Art Quilts Around the World!  I don't know for the life of me why my quilts look so crooked in pictures!  It honestly is not crooked! Maybe because I take the picture from 'above' instead of hanging them up!  Hmmmmm  Anyway, the piece measures 11.5" x 16.5".

It's always interesting when I show my art quilts that have beads or hand embroidery on them...folks want to touch the piece!  Which, is fine with me! I think it's because the beads or threads appear to add texture!  And texture is tactile, right!

I don't mind folks handling or touching my quilts.  Let's face it...I don't plan on being here 50 or 100 years from now so if they fall be it!  You can see some of the french knots I embroidered here in this pic as well as some of the stab stitching and beading.

I think there's enough 'texture' in this piece!

Sure hope so!

Beads are around the inside of the circle and each of the larger fused squares

The gold pieces of fabric are leftovers from one of my 3D snowflakes I made, which I had cut before I had fused them together!  Oops. So, having two pieces of fused cut squares I just took some red fabric (yep, leftover from the snowflake) and wove it in and out of the square, fused them together then laid on another leftover piece of fabric.

This was a fun piece to work on and I actually finished it the weekend before Thanksgiving!   Hope you head over to check out the other 'texture' pieces from these talented artists!  It's always interesting to see how we each interrupt the theme!  Next up is 'song'...hmmmmmmm


  1. Yes the texture shows in the pic, that's for sure. It's a beautiful piece.

  2. Oh Robbie….you sure have a winner here…..and the details certainly do provide eye-candy texture!!

  3. The bold and the brilliant... AND the textured! Love all the stitching, and that unique radiating element is so eye-catching. Well done.

  4. I admire you not only for your beautiful art pieces and workmanship but also for allowing others to actually touch the textures. I am one who really likes to feel texture on fabrics. The beads and hand stitching really do make this piece come to life. Stunning Work of HeArt Dear...