Thursday, July 30, 2009

*Pink Artist Block Party Project*



I have finished my project for the Pink Artists Block Party which starts tomorrow.
If you don't already know about this great collaboration please go to Monica Magness'
blog,girlgonethreadwild to read all about it. By contributing to the Susan G. Komen Foundation you will be eligible to win the fantastic quilt created by the Block Party artists or one of the other fabulous creations that have been donated.
They have made great strides in breast cancer treatments in the past few years thanks to generous donations made to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. What if we could make it possible to have a 100% cure rate from breast cancer in our lifetime?
Think about it and go to Monica's blog to view all the art that has been donated.

I started with the pink bra;attached faces from Artchix Studios, beaded and embroidered it.
The base of this art quilt is a piece of dyed canvas that my dear friend Sandy Lupton
had given me a year or so ago that has just been sitting around and waiting to be used. I took a few fibers and spread around on the piece of canvas then fused a piece of chiffon over the fibers. I used my sewing machine to embroider "Support Your Sisters" to the top portion and then free-motion embroidered the whole piece.
I then attached the bra with machine and hand stitching. Of course the bra didn't lay flat so I had to stuff the cups a little to keep them 'supported'. I used some fiberfill that I wrapped some chiffon and tulle around. Works pretty good.
It can be hung on the wall by the top of the bra straps.

I do hope you will take a few minutes to go and check out this great project for such a worthy cause. ALSO, remember to get your mammogram!


P.S. I also received a lovely, lovely award from my dear friend Alberta over at Amusing Muses. I full intend to blog about that tomorrow, as it deserves it's own post. Please go visit her blog if you don't already know her. Her artwork is delightful and she's super sweet!

12 comments:

Holly Loves Art said...

So clever... so beautiful!!! I love it very much!! Your work is fantastic. :)

Terri Kahrs said...

Cathy, this quilt is spectacular and your workmanship is magnificent! This is a wonderful addition to help support a awesome cause. You are so talented and so generous - a true inspiration to many of us. I'm off to check Monica's site. Love & Hugs, Terri xoxo

Alberta said...

"Support your sisters!" That is too funny for words, and this is an amazing piece of fabric art. A masterpiece, Cathy!

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Janine said...

What a clever idea, and so well done. I love it.

Tumble Fish Studio said...

Glamorous and gorgeous and I am so impressed to see your wonderful contribution to such a worthy project!

TextileTraveler said...

I love it! It's so creative. Great job, Cathy.

Cathy said...

Thanks to everyone who commented!
I've been absent from the blog world this week. I Will be back soon.
Had family in visiting and we're on the count down to college.

cat said...

Awesome piece Cathy!!

Cathy said...

Thanks Carla!

Gaby Bee said...

What a gorgeous contribution! This piece is just stunning! Can't even come up with enough adjectives to do it justice. Incredible, Cathy!
Gaby xoxox

Cathy said...

Thank you so much Gaby! It's for such a good cause. I hope you'll go to Monica's blog to check it out.