Hello and Welcome to the Show Your Wings bloghop hosted by Carol. Usually I spend a few days thinking about a project for a given blog hop, but this time I instantly knew what I wanted to make – a set of Steampunk Wings.
As you know, I am a very committed paper piecing quilt pattern designer, but for this one I decided to use other techniques to achieve certain effects.
I love steampunk. Alongside playing with the artistic aspect, I also enjoy figuring out how a steampunk mechanism might work. I drew this small set of wings a few years back on a 3″ x 5″ index card. Since then I have wanted to create a larger wall art with it.
Show Your Wings provided the perfect opportunity!
Originally, I was going to create a paper pieced pattern. However, I wanted the wings to sit on top of the background instead of being part of the background. So I quilted the background first, then appliqued the pieces on top of that.
I also thought of painting the yellow and orange pieces, but that would not have had the layered effect I was looking for. Therefore, I continued with applique.
Once all the appliqued pieces were secure on the quilted background, I had the most fun with planning and placing all the metal pieces. As soon as I saw the large decorative pieces in the store, I could easily envision the rest of the wings.
I knew I didn’t want to bind it or add any kind of border around it. Facing the piece would work, but I wanted a lot more stability and wanted to display the wings as flat as I possibly could. So in the end, I mounted the piece around a stretched art canvas. I will write another post to show you how I did that.
Until next time,
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nessjibberjabberuk March 1, 2019 at 15:24
I do like a bit of steampunk. There’s a street artist who does a lot of paintings around Sheffield which are influenced by steampunk and the detail is quite extraordinary.
Su-sieee! Mac February 27, 2019 at 10:00
Wowza! That’s a gorgeous piece of art. I like the addition of the metal thingys. The whole effect makes me think of the insides of a watch taking wing. :-)
Susan Mann February 27, 2019 at 03:32
oooh that is very pretty. They look cool xx #sundaysnap
Junieper2 February 25, 2019 at 22:26
Again, thank you for this beautiful quilted and punk art piece, that you linked to All Seasons this week, and for the kind comments you gave!Have a beautiful week!
betty - NZ February 24, 2019 at 17:09
My word, that is an awesome project. The wings are great but the steam punk is even more fascinating! Thanks so much for linking up to My Corner of the World!
Anne February 24, 2019 at 02:45
Simply stunning, I love them. Thank you for sharing.
June Walker February 23, 2019 at 22:57
These wings are wonderful! I love steampunk.
Beth February 23, 2019 at 09:28
I love your steampunk wings. I feel inspired by your wonderful artwork. Happy Postcard Friendship Friday!
Dixie February 23, 2019 at 06:31
Fantistic steampunk piece, Soma. What a unique three dimensional layed look…beautifully pieced.
Kaja February 23, 2019 at 00:35
Can’t beat a bit of steampunk. Your mind works in such an interesting way and I love to follow and see where it takes you.
gillena February 22, 2019 at 21:49
Wow! You outdid yourself with this one. Your steampunk is gorgeous.
gillena February 22, 2019 at 21:46
Wow! You outdid yourself. Your steampunk is gorgeous.
Happy you dropped by my blog
BrownPaperBunny February 22, 2019 at 17:00
Steampunk wings?! That’s super cool, and they look fantastic! Happy PPF!
Linda Kunsman February 22, 2019 at 10:36
this is so cool and absolutely gorgeous!! Love all the metal bits you incorporated so beautifully. Happy PPF!
Nicole/DVAtist February 22, 2019 at 09:51
I love how you executed this steam punk piece. Brilliant.
Christine February 22, 2019 at 09:34
steampunk wings, a novel idea I think, lovely.
Jennifer A. Jilks February 22, 2019 at 06:16
sirkkis February 22, 2019 at 00:45
Gorgeous and well detailed.
Happy PPF xx
Raine February 22, 2019 at 00:25
Looks gorgeous! Great detailed work. Happy PFF! <3
Sue February 21, 2019 at 23:52
Such a lot of work in your wings… really beaut to see each view. A great result :D) Happy PPF!
junieper2 February 21, 2019 at 13:43
This looks very modern as well as subtle – hope you do more of it:)
Am glad you like All Seasons – thank you for your kind comments!
Vivian B. February 21, 2019 at 10:20
I have to agree with Fred QP, the steampunk embellishments give your piece a wonderful and different crazy quilt feel! Added to that is the wabi-sabi aged metallic look of the fabric colors you chose. I enjoy seeing how different embellishment techniques can add something new to quilt projects and your approach takes it up another level. Thanks for sharing another “must try” technique!
tonia conner February 21, 2019 at 06:54
This is going to have to be the most original piece in the hop. I truly admire the work and imagination here.
Thunder February 21, 2019 at 06:33
Theresa February 20, 2019 at 19:38
I love steampunk and your steampunk wings are fabulous!!
Lady Fi February 20, 2019 at 09:07
Wow – this is stunning artwork!
KB February 19, 2019 at 19:37
Sally February 19, 2019 at 16:23
Love how that looks! So many pretty details.
Cheryl Brickey February 19, 2019 at 12:58
Beautiful finish! I love all of the metal details you added to the quilt, they work so well wit the colors, prints, and quilting.
Susan February 19, 2019 at 10:07
That is one striking and very interesting quilt – well done!
Marian February 19, 2019 at 06:13
Simply Stunning.. ty for sharing it today. I really enjoyed reading about the steampunk pattern and how you worked with the different techniques and objects to create this project.
Alycia Quiltygirl February 19, 2019 at 06:08
WOW! How cool is that! I love that you could take it from a drawing to an amazing finished piece!
Dione February 19, 2019 at 03:20
What a fun concept. You have a very vivid imagination. And stretching the piece was the right choice.
Angie February 18, 2019 at 20:50
Soma – this is an inspiration! Hubby and I would like to do Steampunk for a future Halloween costume, and this has given me some ideas! Beautiful piece of creativity!
The Joyful Quilter February 18, 2019 at 20:31
What an original interpretation of the theme for the Show Your Wings Blog Hop!!
Colette February 18, 2019 at 20:12
What an awesome project. Love how you designed it, and all the metal parts.
Karrin Hurd February 18, 2019 at 19:02
Cute steampunk project, thanks for sharing!
Kay Welch February 18, 2019 at 18:12
Your creativity is awesome. These steampunk wings have so much going for them – beauty, movement, and great colors. This is one of the most original designs.
Carla February 18, 2019 at 17:44
I really like your steampunk art piece. I am curious how you wrapped it on canvas. I’ve done it and know it’s not easy. It’s so fun to look at all the details.
Susan February 18, 2019 at 15:02
Although I am not a “fan” of steampunk, I do find it interesting to look at and I like the fabrics you used in your art piece.
Kathleen McCormick February 18, 2019 at 14:29
WOW! So inspirational and so different from what I thought of as wings! Did you have the metal pieces or did you die cut some? It is a terrific piece.
Kim Sharman February 18, 2019 at 14:09
Your steampunk wings fly, Soma. How fabulously creative and beautiful they are. All the patterned fabrics have lovely detail in them and as for all the metal bits…..well….they ooze anachronism. I love that your beautiful wings rest on top of the quilted background.
Sue Palmer February 18, 2019 at 12:57
Love your steam punk wings and how you have made it.
BillieBee February 18, 2019 at 12:44
Love your steampunk blocks…..fantastic.
Joyce Carter February 18, 2019 at 11:13
Awesome! This is a very interesting piece. I love it! Thank you for sharing.
krislovesfabric February 18, 2019 at 11:12
Fun project Soma, love your color choices. Hope you mount it high or I can see how someone walking by would want to touch!
Karen Porter February 18, 2019 at 10:41
The more you look, the more you see. Spectacular. My favorite for the day.
Stephanie February 18, 2019 at 10:18
Your wings are so interesting!
Selina February 18, 2019 at 10:12
OK, this isn’t quilting, its very cool art work. It is stunning on so many levels. Thanks for sharing it with us.
Pat February 18, 2019 at 09:20
Wow! This is amazing. I love the look of steampunk but could never pull something like this off. The stretched canvas setting was a good way to finish this beauty. Thank you for sharing in the hop … :-) Pat
Mary February 18, 2019 at 09:13
Those are fabulous,ous. The detail in all the pieces is so interesting. I enlarged it so I could enjoy each piece. Well done!
Angela J Short February 18, 2019 at 09:03
Very awesome wings! Have a happy day! :-) :-)
Joan February 18, 2019 at 08:38
Oh my goodness…that is just awesome! I love those little steampunk pieces. Artist canvas’s are such a great way to mount wall quilts. Love your creativity!
Denise February 18, 2019 at 08:37
Love the steampunk wings. Never thought of attaching a block to a canvas.. Genious.
KJ February 18, 2019 at 08:24
I love your interpretation of wings. Thanks for taking us through the process, too.
Sherry February 18, 2019 at 08:02
WOW… love Steampunk and your Wings are fabulous. Thank You for Hopping and sharing your Wings.
Becky Turner February 18, 2019 at 07:38
Love your Wings…. I keep seeing them on a dragon!!!SteamPunk of course
Daryl February 18, 2019 at 07:12
Great colors you used and such an interesting piece that you created. I would never have thought of doing steampunk.as a quilt, but I like it!
Susan the Farm Quilter February 18, 2019 at 06:59
Love your steampunk wings!! Great way to use mixed media to create a gorgeous wall hanging!!
Lori Smanski February 18, 2019 at 06:58
wow this is fantastic. so creative and inspiring. thanks for sharing today.
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Bea February 18, 2019 at 06:47
Wow! That project is amazing.
Bonnie in Va February 18, 2019 at 06:10
Once again you come up with the most interesting art! Thanks for sharing the thought process.
Carol S. February 18, 2019 at 06:03
Wow, you totally took on the wings concept with this steampunk art piece…love it! I’ve always been intrigued by steampunk art and all the gears and cogs involved. Your art piece is stunning! Thank you for sharing and hopping with us today. It’s been an inspiring visit!
Janice Snell February 18, 2019 at 05:58
Wowza! Strikingly beautiful piece of art. Congratulations. Thanks for sharing.
Sherry February 18, 2019 at 05:35
Love the visual impart of your project. Enjoyed your post!
Carol Kussart February 18, 2019 at 05:14
What a neat project! I have not seen this before but I love it. Very creative–and I think you were right to mount it. Thanks for sharing!
Gin February 18, 2019 at 05:14
Very creative project.
Elizabeth Coughlin February 18, 2019 at 04:37
Your quilt is so original and so stunning! I love the metal accents.
Cindy February 18, 2019 at 04:10
I love your steampunk wings with all the metal gears and parts! I have a few steampunk drawings and may just have to take them out to play.
Janine @ Rainbow Hare February 18, 2019 at 01:56
I love all the elements you’ve brought together in these steampunk wings, Soma. The metal is a wonderful detail and gives great texture and dimension to them :)
Fred Quiltingpatch February 18, 2019 at 01:50
Beautiful steampunk projects! Pretty little metal pieces, it’s like a crazy quilt, so fun to look at all of them closely!