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diane555
05-31-2003, 11:57 PM
Hi all. I just thought I'd post the finished piece. Bobby (baquitania) and I designed this piece together and I stitched it. His poem and the progress pics are here:
Cool waters...Warm thoughts (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?threadid=108936) for those interested. The piece measures approx. 25 X 30". Thanks for looking.

Di
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/31-May-2003/4220-cool_water_f.jpg

and a detail:
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/31-May-2003/4220-cool_water_g.jpg

arourapope
05-31-2003, 11:59 PM
WOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOW!

inkskin
06-01-2003, 12:11 AM
Amazing work,Diane and Boby! I love the movement and the layers in this.Somehow it is serene and exciting at the same time.

Heather

MALARKEY
06-01-2003, 12:12 AM
very very very cool! any idea of how you will frame this?

surreal
06-01-2003, 12:21 AM
It's beautiful.
I like the segmented forms.
:)

Rose Queen
06-01-2003, 12:26 AM
Originally posted by aurorapope
WOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOW!

I can't top Aurora's comment, Diane! :clap: :clap: :clap:



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baquitania
06-01-2003, 12:57 AM
She's good isn't she? ;) We have about 3-4 pieces on the back burner, so ya'll have to encourage her to produce more... I can only do so much on my own people :rolleyes: Just kidding...

You did a great job honey :clap: I think we should do a guy next... Maybe something greek godish... would love to see you pull it off... :D

B:pbby

hobbit
06-01-2003, 01:03 AM
I love it..... the movement you have achieved in the water is fantastic. The colours work well........great work!!:clap:

lisilk
06-01-2003, 01:07 AM
Originally posted by Rose Queen


I can't top Aurora's comment, Diane! :clap: :clap: :clap:

Me too ! Ditto everything above. Awesome.

Li

diane555
06-01-2003, 05:53 AM
Thank you all for the nice comments :)

Mal: Although one can frame these by first stitching the piece to a fabric covered matt board, most are not framed. Generally these this type of art quilt is hung by a rod that has been slipped through a hanging sleeve on the back. Much the way a curtain is hung. You'll see when you get yours ;)

This is so heavily quilted that it isn't soft like a traditional quilt. it's thinner and quite stiff.

Originally posted by baquitania
I think we should do a guy next... Maybe something greek godish... B:pbby

lol. Okay, if you can come up with a drawing of him first :D I think we're gonna have to teach you to sew ;)

Di

jolie
06-01-2003, 08:15 AM
I think WOW!!!!! is everyone's first thought upon viewing this (including mine). It's an amazingly clever and unique piece. Forgive me if i'm being nosy, but I hope you are taking these to local interior designers, as they are always looking for something unique to put in their clients homes. I used to be one, and I would have killed to show something so extraordinary to my clients.

Jolie

boo
06-01-2003, 08:48 AM
It's great how you got such a serene mood from all those lovely bright colours

boo

onefromheaven
06-01-2003, 09:12 AM
WOW again!

Hi Diane,
This is beautifully done and very unique.....there's harmony and balance in the colors........... everyone gets to sing. Great transition between sky and water.

Great work Diane and Bobby! This was a real threat this morning.

diane555
06-01-2003, 10:13 AM
Originally posted by jolie
Forgive me if i'm being nosy, but I hope you are taking these to local interior designers, as they are always looking for something unique to put in their clients homes. I used to be one, and I would have killed to show something so extraordinary to my clients.

Jolie
Thank you Jolie. It's something that I have only begun considering recently but didn't have much information on the process of contacting etc. Perhaps I can pm you with a dozen or so questions??? :D

Thanks Boo.

Maggie, my friend! Nice to hear from you! So this is where you've been lately? I was so busy the last few months I haven't been in here as much as I'd like. pm me with some links so I can see what you've been up to please :)

Di

Adrienne
06-01-2003, 10:42 AM
Jolie says, "I hope you are taking these to local interior designers, as they are always looking for something unique to put in their clients homes. I used to be one, and I would have killed to show something so extraordinary to my clients."

I think she's onto something. Your work really is quite special. I'm thinking it should fetch worthwhile dollars if you can reach people who both like it, and are able to afford what it is worth (which is a LOT).

marc
06-01-2003, 01:26 PM
I concur, this is a seriously interesting style. I have no idea how this is made - do you paint on the fabric pieces and then sew it together? What kind of fabric is it? The woman is very beautiful as is her reflection in the water.

I vote AGAINST greek gods and FOR more women! :D

diane555
06-01-2003, 07:40 PM
Thanks Adrienne and Marc

Marc, the fabrics are mostly hand dyed, hand painted or batik 100% cotton. I also used many factory prints if they suit the piece I'm working on. I make a 'cartoon' of the pieces I wish to use and cut them out, adhere them to a background fabric onto which I've drawn my pattern and then stitch them.

I layer this top to a center felt-like layer and a backing fabric and sew through all three. Here is a link to a large floral piece that I did last year as a WIP with tons of progress images if you are interested. They say a picture is worth a thousand words :D

Trumpet Vine (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?threadid=69861&highlight=%2Btrumpet+%2Bvine)
Thanks for your interest.

I vote AGAINST greek gods.... ROFL Marc
Di

Tamana
06-03-2003, 06:22 PM
Orgasms (multiple)!!!!!! Unbelievable!!

Shalom,

Tam :)

little dreamer
11-30-2003, 11:36 AM
~beautiful as the dawn
into some world unseen before~

Mikey
11-30-2003, 02:53 PM
This certainly could be used in hotels and restaurants. You'd need to research to find the right contacts.

Mikey

MKathleen
11-30-2003, 04:50 PM
Hi Di & Bobby:
WOW, I so glad I stopped by for a visit I would have missed so much by not seeing this wonderful quilt.:clap:Beautiful.
Bobby I read your poem and how tender and touching it is.:clap:
Kathy

jolie
12-01-2003, 03:33 PM
I am always amazed by your work. This piece is extraordinary, as usual!

Jolie

AbstractHeart
12-01-2003, 04:23 PM
I can't surpass what others have commented so I'll just say DITTO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: