Friday, January 12, 2018

Yellow Springs Yarn Bomb - Project Quilting

"Yellow Springs Yarn Bomb," art is 4" x 6" in a 7" x 9" (exterior measurements) frame, made by Pam Geisel for Project Quilting, Season 9, Challenge 1: Hometown Proud, Jan. 2018 in Yellow Springs, Ohio

Challenge recap for "Hometown Proud":

Be inspired by the best of you community – what makes your town special?

There are a lot of things that make our little village of Yellow Springs special, but what makes it special to me is the amount of art:
  - art galleries
  - artist co-ops (including Village Artisans, which I'm a member of)
  - an arts council
  - restaurants that display art on a rotating basis 
  - the Sunrise Cafe with murals that covers all of their interior walls 
  - seemingly random outdoor public art including our yarn bombings


To create this piece I fused some brown pieces of fabric (the tree) to a hand dyed blue background then I did zigzag stitches (as wide as my machine would go) to make the "yarn" on the tree. I probably spent more time changing the thread and bobbin colors than I did sewing the yarn.

Then I did a small free motion meander quilting around the tree and put it in a cool wood frame.

In the photo at the top of the page, the two ceramic pieces were made by other Yellow Springs artists. The pot on the left was made by Geno Luketic and the little bird was made by Carol Culbertson.

Click on any of the photos to see larger images.

To read more about Project Quilting, go here.

To see other entries for this challenge, visit the Hometown Proud challenge page.

7 comments:

Jane Weier said...

Really pretty Pam...love it!

works4me said...

So pretty and so creative.

Carla said...

I love the simplicity, Pam. This is so stunning and it does look like yarn wrapped around the tree. I really like the way you finished it too.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Your community sounds like a fun place to visit, and I enjoyed seeing how you represented the yarn bombing!

JeanAnn said...

I just learned about ‘yarn bombings’ last week. How you brought this to life in a mini quilt is absolutely charming. Well done!

PersimonDreams said...

What a wonderful project! I love how simple this is yet complicated by the intricacy! (not sure if that makes sense but this is really cool!)

Sarah Goer said...

Brilliant! Thank you for sharing your process.