Tag Archives | Small Collage

“For My Own Amusement”

I’ve finished up the series of four pieces made from a stitched indigo sampler.  See numbers one and two here.  And numbers three and four below.

"For My Own Amusement." Ellen Lindner, AdventureQuilter.com/blog

"For My Own Amusement." Ellen Lindner, AdventureQuilter.com/blog

I love the art paper with the circles, above.

"For My Own Amusement." Ellen Lindner, AdventureQuilter.com/blog

"For My Own Amusement." Ellen Lindner, AdventureQuilter.com/blog

Piece #2 includes a bit of a dictionary page with the word “amusement” defined.  Since I was doing these just for fun, I thought I could use that word as part of my title.  It came to me very quickly:
“For My Own Amusement, #1-4.”

I like the way the four pieces look together.  What do you think?

"For My Own Amusement." Ellen Lindner, AdventureQuilter.com/blog

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Orange and Blue Collages

What Next? Ellen Lindner, AdventureQuilter.com/blog

After deciding to use an indigo sampler as the starting point for the next set of collages, I had to decide what other colors to put with it.  Maybe the complementary color, orange?  But, I didn’t want the orange to take over.  I wanted the indigo to be the star.  So, maybe just lighter blues and whites?  Or, maybe some of both?  I decided on the latter and gathered my materials, both fabric and paper.

Here’s the first one, very early on.

Orange and Blue Collages. Ellen Lindner, AdventureQuilter.com/blog

The horizontal rust fabric is ultra suede.  The shiny bit of paper is the back side of a piece of used foiling paper.  I got as far as hand stitching it, but later removed it altogether.

Perhaps you can see the circular motif on the white fabric.  It became the pattern for later hand stitching.

Orange and Blue Collages. Ellen Lindner, AdventureQuilter.com/blog

Here it is, completed.

Orange and Blue Collages. Ellen Lindner, AdventureQuilter.com/blog

Pretty simple, but I like it.

For the second one, I included a bit of a torn dictionary page.  It shows the definition of “amusement.”

Orange and Blue Collages. Ellen Lindner, AdventureQuilter.com/blog

And, as with the first collage series, my great grandmother’s crocheted tablecloth also made an appearance.  I love the texture it brings.

I’ve made two more in this series, which I’ll show you in the next post.

(Got any UFOs you need to cut up?)

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Small Pear Collages

In my last post, I showed you the start of several small pear collages.  I had great fun with them as I continued to work with portions of my original pear picture, vintage linens, papers, and hand stitching.

Here’s the completed version of the one in the last post, Pear Study #1.

Pear Study #1, a small art quilt by Ellen Lindner. AdventureQuilter.com/

This is #2 complete.

Pear Study #2, a small art quilt by Ellen Lindner. AdventureQuilter.com

#3, complete

Pear Study #3, an art quilt by Ellen Lindner. AdventureQuilter.com

And #4, in -progress.  Scroll down to see it completed.

Collage fun. Ellen Lindner, AdventureQuilter.com/blog

Pear Study #4

Pear Study #4, an art quilt by Ellen Lindner. AdventureQuilter.com

Can you see the piece of the original pear applique used in three out of the four?

I’m very happy with these four small collages and I especially like the way they look together.

Pear Study #1-4, by Ellen Lindner. AdventureQuilter.com

Which one is your favorite?

Small works like this often benefit from additional mounting or framing. I’ve got some experience with that and will show you some options in my next post.

Ellen Lindner

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