Sunday, November 11, 2007

From A Hymnbook - A Maze In Grace-Tribute to Two Dads

Salt Faith Challenge blog has a new challenge entitled
"From the Hymnbook"

This week I reminisced with one of my sons about a song his Papa always sung his way. He made up words to Amazing Grace as he went along and I would say "Dad you are singing the song wrong." He would do his big belly laugh and keep on singing.

On the quilt to the right the small military picture is of my dad, who was killed in a car accident when I was three. In the faded leaf the
word "two" represents "A Tribute to two Dads". One for a dad I never knew and two to my father-n-law, who I always referred to as "Dad." Both of my dads served in the Armed Forces. Tomorrow is Veteran's Day and this is to honor them.

I transferred my dad's military information onto fabric paper by running it through my copier. Then I ripped the pieces into four labels, left the edges unfinished and blended them into the painted fabric background with Caran d"Ache Neocolor II wax pastels. I adhered them to the background with Steam-a-Seam2.

The leaf outline is made with purple metallic variegated thread, then lined with the maze design. I used the same thread on the words "A" and "Grace". The mirrored leaf was made while the original leaf was wet. I folded the piece onto its self and transferred the image to the other side. The white letters "A Tribute two Dads" were from the Simply Stated alphabets package. The side border was copied from my mother's family Bible and blended into the piece also.

This was a great project that seemed to just flow together as soon as I saw the artistic projects on SaltFaithChallenge blog. I love their challenges. It is helping me to be spontaneous and free-flowing with my creativity.


Hazel said...

Such a a lovely tribute to your dads - thanks for sharing such a special piece of artwork. You asked on my blog what a 'robo' is: it's a cutter/plotter 'craft robo' - same as the 'wishblade' that is sold in the US.

Jacq said...

What a nice tribute to your father. Thanks for another idea for the word grace. You are full of wonderful ideas.

Sarosa said...

I am not a quilter, but I am fascinated by your style! God has really blessed you with a unique creativity!

Blessings as you share your talent online!