I spent all day Wednesday hanging out with three friends — Denise Oyama Miller, Aileyn Ecob and Jean Jurgenson — learning a design technique new to three of us. Last year Aileyn and Jean said they wanted to learn about the technique Denise uses in some of her art quilts. She calls it broken color — you’ll see why. Denise is an extraordinary artist in many mediums — water-color, collage, mixed media, acrylics and textiles — with each informing the other. We were in for a treat.
I purposely chose a small format and a very familiar subject. My finished piece will measure 12″ x 12″. Here is my pattern.
This pattern was traced onto WonderUnder, each piece was cut out on the marking line and fused to the wrong side of my fabric selection. Then each pattern piece was carefully trimmed by about 1/16″, placed on the “fracture color” — that wonderful lime green is a silk fabric Denise gave me! — and fused in place.
And here we are at the end of the day. . .
What a fun day it was! Thank you Denise for sharing with us.