Thursday, November 3, 2011
Power Suit Challenge Part 4: Cards and My entry
Power Suit – The James Bond Way
"In Ian Fleming‘s Moonraker novel, there‘s a scene where James Bond stacks the deck and deals this hand devised by the Duke of Cumberland, son of George III. Bond is playing with M against the villain, Hugo Drax. And although Drax‘s hand looks magnificent, there‘s no way he and his partner can take a trick. I made this quilt with fond memories of many years of card games played with family and friends. I thank Conner Gillette and my brother, Joe Thoma, for posing for the head and torso (Conner) and hand (Joe) of Bond."
Lastly, here's my entry. If you look back through the other photos of the exhibition you can see a corner of it hanging. This is the shot I took just before sending it off in the mail. Mine is called "Run for the Money". The background is made from the shirting swatches cut and randomly pieced. The men are cut from the black suiting swatches and fused with Misty-fuse. The monopoly money was fussy cut from a fabric printed with Monopoly money, and I carefully cut out the pieces which you could see most of the bills from and also fused them with Mistyfuse. I free-motion quilted it with dollar signs. The binding is the rather dull grey silk tie which was in my packet.