Friday, January 6, 2012

Zentangle Quilt

"A Tangled Adventure" is my foray into Zentangle drawing, combined with my love of quilting.  This quilt was actually finished last May, but I never got around to posting it. 
The drawings were done on white muslin with a Sharpie Pen (the new ultra fine point) and a Pigma Micron pen. I fused the fabric to freezer paper and began drawing. One drawing turned into all of these, I enjoyed the creation so much. There are three little hands in the blocks, one of each of the D's!
I entered the quilt in the Blue Ridge Quilter's 2011 Challenge, "Groovy Geometry". The requirements were to fit within a certain size and to include a 3D element, either in the piecing or as embellishment. 
I set these drawings into the attic windows style block and each drawing has some three-dimensional look to it. I intentionally picked fabric prints for the borders that looked like the zentangle drawings. The quilt is much straighter than it looks in the picture, it wasn't hanging very well. 
Detail photos below show the upper left corner and part of the label. I found the cutest font online, printed the words onto printable fabric and then drew other tangles around the edges. I really love how this turned out!

1 comment:

  1. Becky - your zen tangle quilt is awesome. I love the attic windows and that bit of green just makes it POP!