I had never heard of the Suprematist art movement that Zed picked for the 4th Quarter Challenge. I looked it up right after the challenge was posted and got the basic idea. Then I got busy doing other things. But this weekend, I had some extra time and decided I would continue to try to use up scraps and UFO’s to create the challenge piece.
I started by looking through my felt scrap basket and found these white off cuts. I can’t even remember what these were originally.
I stitched them together with zig zag stitch on the sewing machine. I left the thread ends and uneven edges in case I wanted to have an uneven/organic type edge.
I then went through a bunch of my screen printed, stenciled, printed felt samples. I cut a few shapes and started playing around with placement. This was my final decision on placement. I pinned these all in place and then got a little kit together for hand stitching. We drove 2 hours to Missoula to a football game this past weekend, so I stitched in the car.
Here it is after I stitched it down. You can click on the photo to enlarge it. I just did a simple applique stitch with machine thread in colors close to the felt color. Now what to do with it. My friend suggested I could make a felt cuff out of it. It isn’t quite long enough but if I added some elastic it would work.
Or I could crop it and frame it. What else could I make out of it. It’s not very big, about 5″ x 7″ when cropped. Have you thought about joining in the challenge. It’s really easy, just find some felt shapes and put them together in a pleasing combination. You can show us your results here: http://feltandfiberstudio.proboards.com/thread/3496/2017-fourth-quarter-challenge