A couple of months ago, I started to work on several new collaged pieces. These works are basically pieces of fabric and paper that I position, then glue to a background piece of canvas. Once the glue is dried I might add some paint and always, always, add a bit of stitching. Then they get matted and framed. They seem to be a little more attractive to those people who are a bit confused as to just how an unframed wall quilt might be displayed in their home.
I really liked several of these pieces and considered the possibility of recreating them in the form of a wall quilt. It was incredibly fun because the weeks of composing the work was completed. I simply had to find the right fabrics, cut them, sew them together according to the "map" already laid out in the collaged piece, and then quilt.
I love the results and honestly can't say which rendition of the works I like better. But I DO like the process and plan to visit this "study hall" again soon.
By the way, you can see all of these in person with the exception of Limeade Study (because it has already sold) at the Midsummer Arts Faire.