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Thursday, May 24, 2018

Art with Fabric blog hop - Spring 2018 - Poison Apple

Poison Apple

As the host of this blog hop, I have known about it for about a year... so why did I get to the last minute and ended up not even completing the piece?? :)
Oh, well, that's reality... and unexpectedly busy 6 months :)

I completed the main block, but I created the image above by layering the piece over a different completed block :)

After my honest reality check... let's get back to the main theme of the blog hop!!!


To me, this theme is about optical illusions... and the classical optical illusion is the one where you can either see a vase or two faces (From Wiki: Rubin's vase is a famous set of ambiguous or bi-stable (i.e., reversing) two-dimensional forms developed around 1915 by the Danish psychologist Edgar Rubin. The visual effect generally presents the viewer with two shape interpretations, each of which is consistent with the retinal image, but only one of which can be maintained at a given moment.)

So I wanted to include that effect...

I also wanted to keep up with my commitment of exploring art created by female artists, and one artist that was featured in last year edition's of this blog hop was Malika Favre.
Scrolling through her beautiful website I found "St. Augustine" which really highlights the idea of object/2 faces.

I also wanted to keep up with my Art with Disney pieces, as I am creating 12''x12'' pieces, adding the sashing that you see above, quilting them individually and then joining the pieces with crochet to create the final quilt.
Finding a Disney connection with the apple was pretty easy, so I decided to use Snow White and the Witch as the two faces profiles of the piece!!

I will release the applique pattern of this piece as part of the Fandom in Stiches QAL, and I hope to get the piece quilted soon!

I enjoy so much coming up with ideas to combine all these themes and events!
I hope you enjoyed my piece and that you are having fun following the blog hop!!

These are the amazing artists that are featured today with me:


  1. Thank you, Alida, for this wonderful hop! Love checking in each day to see what all have created! It's very inspiring!

    1. I am happy that you are enjoying the event! It is quite fun to see what everyone creates indeed!!

  2. Oh, Alida, I love your quilt! I never even thought about creating an optical illusion. I found it very interesting the way we all interpreted the theme so differently.

  3. Wow! You had a lot of self-imposed sub-themes to accomplish with one piece but you pulled it off very well! Lovely piece.

  4. What I didn't detail in my post was the intense work of matchstick quilting on a relatively large piece. I don't have any closeups of the creation because there are still two sides left unbound and Thursday snuck up on my awfully quick! I will supplement my post with more images after I've finished and washed it. There are some cute details I am sure my readers will enjoy seeing.

  5. Oh my goodness! How clever is this?! I love it.

  6. Ha! That is really really really clever! I never saw the faces in the apple until just now. I just looked at that apples and thought it looked exactly how apples look after my son has been at them. And an optical illusion of a finished piece too :)

  7. If you hadn’t said anything I would have never known it wasn’t finished. At first look I didn’t see the faces but upon looking closer - there they are! And that’s the point so well done 👍

  8. Thanks so much Susan. It seems like ages ago - it was a great show.

  9. That's really a great work Alida. You put all of your favourite things in this one :-) Thanks so much for encouraging us to create art with fabric twice a year!
    Sorry if this is messed up, or done twice - Blogger is giving me a hard time posting comments.


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