Although this can be a “End Line” publish, I made a decision to open with an in-progress photograph of Maribel Marrero’s tortuga (turtle) above. It’s a element shot that actually reveals off the number of materials that can be utilized in a collage, and the way they’re starting to mix one into the opposite by how Maribel has lower and positioned them into the person plates of the shell. An awesome instance of how one can “mix” materials.
As you’ll quickly learn beneath, that is the second model of Maribel’s sea turtle, not a second draft, a second turtle. She took aside the primary one. I name that de-construction, and it occurs generally. However as you learn Maribel’s turtle story beneath, she took all of it in stride and with a humorousness. As an alternative of getting discouraged about beginning over, she appeared to type of re-analyze the material collage course of and labored via it step-by-step. She let her material “communicate” to her, which allowed “Miss Shelly Tortuga’s” persona to return via.
No matter Maribel’s first turtle regarded like within the first model, I don’t know, however I like the place she ended up together with her completed collage, as with the opposite collages on this publish—tiger, bluebird and pet canine—by two different very gifted women. Congratulations on reaching the End Line!
A suggestion to my readers: seize a cuppa, kick-back and benefit from the quilts and tales—you’re in for some colourful and luscious material treats!
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See extra of Maribel’s work on this End Line publish from Could 2022.
Maribel Marrero of Cortlandt Manor, NY
I’ve been following Susan Carlson for numerous years. I bought her books, adopted her on YouTube and most not too long ago via her “Fly on the Wall” sequence.
After finishing the spiral quilt, I challenged myself to finish Susan Carlson’s turtle. I downloaded the picture from her web site, blew it as much as my desired measurement and proceeded to work. “How arduous can or not it’s?” I requested myself, “Susan has accomplished dozens of those.” Nicely, these phrases got here again to chunk me. I rapidly realized that sure, Susan has achieved dozens of those and they’re all lovely, however she additionally has years of expertise the place I’ve months. I lower my items, positioned them down, rearranged them and stepped again, and what stared again at me was a “hot-mess.” Once I confirmed it to my sister she mentioned “It’s not unhealthy.” Oh my goodness, she hated it as a lot as I did! lol I took the entire thing aside, reread the guide, Serendipity Quilts, reread blogs and considered YouTube movies dozens of occasions.
I began once more, deciding the place the solar was shining from, what my shade palette could be and I noticed it’s persona start to emerge. Early on I discovered palm fronds that I needed to include and pink flowers that might body her eyes and subsequently determined that my turtle was a lady. Her title modified a number of occasions and was finally named “Miss Shelly Tortuga.” Tortuga being Spanish for turtle. I took my time, redesigned and remade her left leg (flipper ?) FIVE occasions. She is made out of a whole lot of items of material, together with a few of my late mothers clothes. Shelly took 10 months to finish and now proudly hangs in my workplace/craft room.
Cherie Roux Gooler
Cherie Roux Gooler of Santa Rosa, California, has created a mesmerizing collage and constructed it in a really attention-grabbing method by sectioning the tiger’s face into “shade worth blocking,” as she refers to beneath. It’s a placing option to play with the sunshine and darkish values on a topic. Abstracting the face in such a method provides much more visible curiosity to this regal topic.
These blocks permit Cherie to play with worth in ways in which in any other case
My collage quilt course of has developed from classes in Susan’s Serendipity Quilts and different instructors.
This quilt is titled: Eye of the Tiger. My quilt group, the Pointless Sisters, provided a quilt problem themed “Music”. I used to be impressed by the track “Eye of the Tiger” carried out by Survivor. That is uncooked edge applique with out netting. I used industrial materials, some hand dyed materials, and material pastels and inks for shading within the eyes. I revised the ‘shade worth blocking’ part-way via the method and altered the decrease heart space to learn darker. I did the quilting on my Bernina Q20 and mounted it on a 7/8″ canvas coated body.
See extra of Pat’s work in these posts: October 2019 Class, November 2019 End Line, February 2020 End Line, September 2020 End Line #13, and Could 2021 End Line #23.
Pat Beaudoin of Dundas, Ontario, Canada, has a beautiful contact with utilizing the prints in her materials to create visible texture and contours present in her topics. For those who missed this previous Throwback Thursday publish, you might take pleasure in seeing her lion collage. It’s reasonable and fanciful on the similar time, identical to this little bluebird. Nice job, Pat, very convincing tufts of down in his cheeks and stomach—you’ll be able to nearly see them lifting in a breeze.
I’ve adopted Susan for years. I used to be fortunate sufficient to have attended her October 2019 workshop in Maine. Previous to that I had labored via the Grasp Class, studied her guide and adopted her weblog. My first try was the spiral, then I attempted animals. I’ve now accomplished a lioness, 3 canine for mates, this bluebird and have one other couple of tasks in my head ready for valuable time to work on them.
My husband is an enormous supporter of the Bruce Path and I needed to do a quilt they may use for one in every of their fund raisers. As they’re attempting to draw bluebirds again to this space I selected a bluebird as my topic. That is truly a compilation of a few photographs my DH took.
Pat Beaudoin of Dundas, Ontario, Canada
A good friend moved into a brand new home – this was her home warming current. The sides usually are not completed as she needed to border it.