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Sunday, July 31, 2016

Art Quilts Around the World - Vision Board

The theme for art quilts this time was vision board.  I have made a vision board before, but not for along time.  I have to admit it took me some time to figure out what to make.  I guess I do tend to overthink these things.  Here is a vision board I made a few years ago.

Mostly it is a collage of words and pictures from magazines.  It's fairly large though and since these art quilts are only 11.5" x 16.5" I went with only one subject.  Travel!  Who doesn't want a vacation right.  My husband and I want to take a trip to Iceland and Scotland.  His mom's family is Icelandic, my mom's family was Scottish.  So it's a trip to our roots.

I decided to collage my fabric.  I cut bits from each of these fabrics to use in my collage.  Can you figure out what came from which fabric?

Here is the collage of pieces.  This has paper cutouts of the plane and the words so I could see how it would fit.

Here it is after the quilting.  I should have made the letters in a more contrasting fabric. I was influenced by some photos I have seen of Iceland and Scotland.  Can't wait to find this waterfall when we go there, or see a castle or two surrounded by trees in Scotland.

And finally with the binding. 

 Now the idea is I hang this somewhere we will see it everyday and the potential will be realized before you know it.  Can't wait to make quilts from our photos.  Don't forget to hop over to the Art Quilts blog to see the wonderful vision boards created by these very artistic people.

Have a creative day

1 comment:

wholly jeanne said...

I haven't done a vision board in a while (used to do one every Sunday night), and never from fabric. I like yours. The Engineer and I went to Iceland 2 years ago. Already planning another, longer trip back.