Seuss Over You

NEW QUILT END OF !ST DAY

I just felt like goofing with crazy wild quilting the other night. I have these fluorescent Superior threads that were calling my name, ” Come out and play!”. Then there were these wildly colored fabrics… I don’t use my stash much these days, use my own painted/dye fabric, mostly silk. These prints, so insanely color saturated they must have simply lost their minds, were screaming out too, “USE ME YOU Fool”, rude yes, but what could I do? This fabric is not, I repeat NOT dress fabric! Here’s how it went. Cut and fused the first day, began free motion that same evening. Here’s my progress so far. Will it pan out into an actual quilt? We’ll see, time will tell??? It is an explosion of color for certain.

End of day 1, cutting and fusing shape finished. Beginning freemotion.
End of day 1, cutting and fusing shape finished. Beginning freemotion.
Suess All Over You
( Day 1 free motion
After a few more days, it's well..still colorful.
After a few more days, it’s well..still colorful.

Update on progress. 9/15/2013 [ psstt, a few days later.]

As I’ve continued to work on this, it has taken shape. I’ve made progress on the free motion applique, getting all those loose little edges tidied up. I’m having fun with the free motion quilting/embroidery. I have continued to add layer after layer of colored thread and it is beginning to make me think,”Seuss!!” rather than an “explosion on color.”

When I began work on this, my working title was “An Explosion of Color”. Now I’m thinking more along the lines of Dr. Seuss, “An Explosion of Seuss?” or maybe “Seuss Over Youse?”, that’s it. The working title sounds so Seuss-ish. I do believe this has become a actual art quilt, not a doodle pad. “Seuss Over Youse”.

Suess? Definitely.
Seuss? Definitely.

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.

7 thoughts on “Seuss Over You

    1. Denise, I add my layer of batting and often a stabilizer as well, when I think that a lot of stitching will be needed and don’t want that much thread buildup showing. I like to disguise it as much as is reasonably possible.
      Save some work for the quilting that’s needed once the back is attached.

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