6967 Playing With Scissors ($36.70)

6967  Playing With Scissors  ($36.70)

Marcia Strong Middents
Tempe, AZ   USA

Width: 9"   Length: 10.75"

Materials/Techniques: Batik and commercial fabrics, Quilter's Stitch Together hand-dyed fabric (thanks to Beth Hartford), metallic rick-rack, metallic and cotton thread. Sliced, diced and stitched back together. Stipple quilted with black metallic thread.

Artist Statement: It's often said that quilter's take perfectly good fabric, cut it up and stitch it back together again. This was an exercise in freedom for me. No real plan...just a piece of black fabric and a bunch of gorgeous batiks and hand-dyes. I made cuts across the fabric, attached a strip of another fabric again and again until I was happy. Then I cut what I called stitched chaos into strips and added sashing and some metallic rick-rack. The border is made of leftovers from a class I took from Ami Sims. Beth Hartford of Quilters Stitch Together provided the glorious hand-dyed fabric used for the sashing strips and border.
Marcia Strong Middents

Dedication: To Beth Wiessner Hartford who, through Quilters Stitch Together, generously gives the gift of a selection of hand-dyed fabric to the people who complete their $1000 Promise commitment in addition to being the AAQI quilt registrar, and to Diane Wiessner Petersmarck who receives, photographs and publishes the pictures and information about all the Priority Quilts. These two sisters give so much of their time to the AAQI.

This quilt has Fast Finish Triangles.

This quilt earned $36.70 for the AAQI.