Due to family visit I haven't been able to spend much time on designing and sewing, let alone blogging...But I am back into it now!
This one symbolizes the offering the priest had to make. It appeared that it had to be the kidneys. So I decided to make this from a birds' eye perspective. So you see the yellow (with copper foiling on top, which is not really visible in the picture) rims of the altar and its 4 corners. I tried to make a sort of 'coal' structure on the black fabric and on it you see the kidneys. Inside the kidney I cut up different reds, oranges and yellows and cut them into flame shapes to represent burning. The fat is free motion sewn into a netting shape. It is the Lord's as it spirals out over the edge.
Btw the picture should be rotated 90 degrees left...but can't figure that out right now.
I have also done some interesting binding technique. You can't see it because it is at the back. I didn't want a visible binding, because that would restrain it and it already has some sort of frame anyway.
Faced binding technique I used and learned from a dvd I watched: Design, Paint and Stitch by Judy Coates Perez.
|Cut 4 wide fabric strips, fold them in half. Sew the raw edge to the quilt raw edge, but start and stop 1/4 inch from the beginning and end.|
|Fold the corners on a 45 deg. angle and finger press them.|
|This picture should be last, but for some reason I am fighting with blogspot today ;), but this one shows how the back of the quilt looks. Nice and clean finish|
|Sew on the pressed line. And trim seam back to 1/4 inch.||Fold to the back.|