Its a new year for our Four-In-Art group for making art quilts. We've changed up the group a bit and relaxed the size rules and this year the overall theme is Color.
When I heard the first quarter's theme was microscopic I started searching on the internet. (what did we do without Google?)
And I came across these amazing images by Fabian Oefner. You can find an interesting interview on *this website* and his own website is www.fabianoefner.com. The technique he uses is watercolors and something called a ferrofluid. I highly recommend you go read about it. There are more images as well. And yes, I even got permission to use the images as inspiration.
And so I give you my inspiration quilt:
This is essentially a whole cloth quilt: quilted then painted with Inktense Pencils.
A few close up shots.
It ended up about 13"x10". The thread painting/drawing is all Black Aurifil Thread. Two layers of Pellon Soft and Crafty cotton batting. The fabric is Kona White. The binding is Kona Black.
The very boring back - and yes, as I write this no label either. Tomorrow, I promise.