The 2013 12 x 12 Quilt Exhibition at midsomer quilting has the title ‘Film / Movie’.
This is my first entry as I had two films that immedically jumped to mind. Pulp Fiction was the first and was an image that would allow me to experiment with a new technique. I have recently been reading a book called ‘Photo Inspired Art Quilts’ by Leni Levenson Wiener. This book is very inspiring and her art quilts are fabulous. The technique she uses may allow me to create more intricate pieces that the piecing technique I currently use limits the image choice I can make.
So, inspired to try something new got started. I photographed our blender and started to draw the areas of light and shade (I do not have Adobe photoshop at present, something that Leni recommends). This was great fun and made me stop and really look at the object. I used to love still life at school and miss just stopping and looking at details. I then made a series of patterns (see 2nd picture below) for each colour and selected my fabrics. Please note, this picture is unfinished, not yet quilted or backed!
American dark comedic crime film directed by Quentin Tarantino
The films title refers to the pulp magazines and crime novels of the mid 20th century, known for their graphic violence and punchy dialogue.
The film is described as having a ‘trippy fantasy landscape’. It emphasizes the banal or kitschy elements of culture, most often through the use of irony.
The blender ‘pulps the fiction’ in a Pop Art style.
The photo below just about shows you the pattern with all the colours labelled. The next step was to make a pattern sheet for each colour.