The progression of making an Asian Style comissioned quilt.

An Asian Style commissioned work, the progression and 

completion. A pictorial story.

Applique of the "Waves"

I used many commercial fabrics and created some striped fabric very easily. First used was metallic paint to make the lines, Then free motion.

adding more metallic painted applicated elements
 
The moon was made with thread painting in metalic thead very tightly
I finished by appliquing fussy cut crane from commercial fabrics.
 
Here's the finished quilt.
 

Published by Barbara Harms Fiber Art & More

Barbara Harms-Up Close and Personal I've been a painter most of my life. When I was introduced to quilting, I fell in love, jumping in with both feet. I loved quilting, but began to miss the creative freedom painting offered. Then, I discovered mixed media art quilting, I was finally home. My Process & Approach For me, it's the process of creating that holds the strongest attraction. I love starting with a tiny seed of an idea; vague and blurred around the edges, then I follow where it leads. My style is fairly loose and instinctual. I don't a great deal of pre-planning.The creative choices are made as I work on a piece, are based on my gut feelings at the time. This can lead to quite a few changes in direction. The outcome can come as a surprise. I love that element of surprise. Sometimes everything just comes together & I think that this is one of my better ones. I can’t wait to show someone. I feel like a six year old, running home from school, a drawing in hand, excited to show Mom. At those times I'm smiling like the Cheshire cat.

6 thoughts on “The progression of making an Asian Style comissioned quilt.

  1. You are the most amazing artist that I have ever met! So incredibly talented, so sensitive to the world around you, so caring about the needs of the individual. I love to see your work. I cannot wait to see my art upon my wall. I will promise to send you many pics. Big hug! cyndy

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    1. Right back at cha girl!!!
      Actually this Asian style was very close to an outdated Hoffman panel that my client wanted as a gift. So I attempted to recreate it, but with some differences. It turned out nicely I think.

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