Tuesday, September 29, 2009


Well, I didn't get the copyright permission, so went with Plan B!

This has a rust-dyed background that has been stenciled with Earth Safe Finishes Shimmering Opaque ruby. Well, the “wrong” side was so cool, I used it instead of the “right” side. The appliqué is cut from rusted fabric that has been treated to a tannin bath. The contrast between the two is just yummy.

There are small garnet and glass pillow-shape beads accenting the rows of texture stitching.

This will be part of an art quilt exhibit at Artlink contemporary gallery in Fort Wayne. The proceeds from the sale of the quilts will go to the AIDS Task Force. I’m proud to be able to contribute in this manner!

It’s been a good day. Made two deadlines and delivered the goods AND received another distributor order for Trusty Rusty Things—and it hasn’t even debuted at Quilt Market yet! I'm loving it!

5 comments:

Ann Butler said...

This is wonderful Beth...you should be proud!
Ann

Robin said...

Beth,
That piece turned out very very cool. I haven't been impressed with rust dying until your piece.R

Carol said...

Looks lovely. Love the contrast between the ribbon and the background.

maggi said...

This is a wonderful piece.

Graceful Spirit Fiber Arts said...

Beth , This piece seems so simple yet gorgeous, Love the pattern thread work I think it bring the negative space alive.
Rita