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This is my Felted Fantasy which I have been working frantically to finish. My guild, Columbia Fiber Arts, has been asked to do a special exhibit at the APWQ show in Tacoma next month. We were asked in part because we are guild that embraces all the fiber arts, not just quilting. With that in mind, I wanted to enter some non-quilted work. I have really enjoyed doing felted work with some embellishments. I made 12 of these pieces in a rainbow of colors.

When I did the Twelve by Twelve piece, I used a silk organza for the background — the color was similar to colors in the felted pieces.

I got it into my mind that I needed to do the silk organza background so I went looking for something neutral that would work with all the color. I ended up with a goldish yellow. I was stitching the felted pieces on to the background and ick! It was not working.

So, I decided to give up. I didn’t see how I could find a new background to show off the felted pieces. I had my duh moment after I went to bed and was drifting off to sleep. It was so obvious — all those colors needed black to set them off. I found a piece of black felt and then fused the pieces and voila!

Here are some of the individual pieces. I was rushing to get this turned in so some of my photos are pretty blurry.

I know many of you probably think I have lost my marbles with these pieces, but I so love making them. I almost can’t stop once I get going. After the show, I plan to mount them individually for sale.

The other piece that I entered is the painted silk water piece that was in the SDA Member’s show.

The deck is almost finished. We will be moving back the furniture this week-end and I will get some photos taken. I will be doing some housecleaning this week-end as I am hosting the guild new and old board meeting luncheon on Monday.

6 Responses to “Duh!”

  1. Hope deck is all you desire.xxmiss having a deck over here in UK. The felting looks amazing. Your silk piece looks lovely. I love painting on silk. x lynda

  2. Kristin L says:

    Your felted pieces definitely look like you had fun making them. They exude exuberance. I also love your painted silk pieces, so I’m glad to see the water one getting a little more time in the public eye. 🙂

  3. Judy says:

    I love both of those pieces Gerrie! Phew: I know you are glad to have the deck construction over with!


  4. Vicki W says:

    The black makes the felted pieces sparkle like jewels!

  5. Francoise says:

    I like these felted pieces on their black background, especially the orange one. Strange, isn’t it? 😉
    Have a nice weekend.

  6. Jeannie says:

    I love the felted pieces. They look so tactile and fun. Since you enjoyed making them, it is even better. Enjoy your weekend.