Art Every Day, 1/09/13,
Some days, all I want to do is free motion quilt. Today was one of those days. So, I hunted out a hand dye that would challenge me a bit and I found this red violet/yellow green combo that I had resist dyed using a triangle folding technique. Because this color combination is temperature neutral and neither color comes forward or recedes, I new I would have a pretty good challenge on my hands as far as creating any depth with the quilting - I like a challenge! I thought that I could probably do something cool with the intersection of the pinks so I ripped the fabric with that intersection in the center of the rectangle. I layered it with black batting and some backing and began stitching.
The flower was simple because the pink sections looked like petals so I began with that. I really like what I did with the pink segments in the lower portion. I think they look fun and whimsical. I wanted to really show of the stitched flower so echo quilting in the green negative space was the easiest answer. I still don't think the piece has much depth but the contrast in color and stitch line is allowing the flower to dominate.
The whole thing is bordered with twisted lengths of ripped fabric and a zig zag stitch. It was very satisfying to find a good use for this very funky fabric and I got my ya-ya's in by beginning the day with free style (no marking) free motion quilting.
Hope you enjoy your day, till tomorrow,