About this Quilt
Finished Size : 11" x 14"
Designed By : Libby Williamson
“Grids and circles, polka dots, patterns with linear elements, and written text are all motifs I seek out when searching for materials to use in my mixed-media fiber art quilts. I am intrigued by the contrast of wire hardware cloth and metal zippers with fragile vintage linens and soft fabrics; plastic measuring tapes and paint chip cards with heavily woven industrial textiles; machine and hand stitching; all combined in a cohesive composition.” – Libby Williamson
Download instructions for Upcycled Art with Found Objects and Metal along with more art quilting projects and techniques in the April/May 2018 issue of Quilting Arts Magazine.
- Small scraps of fabric printed with simple black geometric lines, dots, or circles
- Variety of small white fabric remnants in assorted weaves and textures
- Black craft felt (11″ × 14″) for the background, plus several additional pieces
- Assorted found papers with interesting text or marks (Thin papers are best.)
- Acrylic paint (I used Artistic Artifacts Fluid Textile Paint.)
- Acrylic soft gel medium
- Stencils and stamps
- Hardware cloth (½ ” or ¼ ” gauge)
- Found objects such as zippers, measuring tape, paint chip cards, ribbon, and plastic needlepoint mesh
- Paint brushes (½ “–1”)
- Plastic table covering
- Stretched canvas (11″ × 14″)
Note: The materials listed are estimated for an 11” x 14” composition but can be adapted to any dimension you desire.
Art quit featured is called “Square Dance.”