Tuesday, August 26, 2014

I’ve been “Busy”!

“Busy” by Susan Brubaker Knapp
Copyright 2014
As the name of this piece implies, I’ve been busy! I made this piece in two days. It is quilted and ready to be faced. My daughters came home from their second day of school this afternoon, and the eldest took a look at this piece, which was thread sketched and ready for quilting, and said, “Wow! It really is true that you get more done when we are in school.” No kidding.

I made this piece to showcase a material and some techniques for a segment I’ll be shooting for Quilting Arts TV Series 1500 in a few weeks. (The wings are made from Mylar.) 


“Busy” by Susan Brubaker Knapp
Copyright 2014
Here is the original photo on which this piece is based. I simplified the flower forms somewhat, because I thought the bee would stand out more if the flower were less detailed. 

Photo by Susan Brubaker Knapp
Copyright 2014
Psssst.... Want to get some Mylar? Try this website.

4 comments:

  1. This piece is amazing and I really love how the wings came out. I can't wait to see the shows, I have them on tape, but still getting the old ones.

    Debbie

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  2. Oh I love your "Busy" it is so appropriate for this time of year too. The mylar really makes this piece...thanks for the information and link.

    Smiles,
    Kelly

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  3. Wow this piece is gorgeous. I love all the textures and the Mylar wings are just stunning. I can't wait until my kids go back to school next week so I can create in peace.

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