Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Some days I just want to quilt. Do you ever feel that way? Well I guess today is one of those days for me.
Today's new piece began with a piece of hand dyed, heavy canvas layered on top of black batting. I then cut a big swoop of bright yellow green velvet and set it down of the canvas and topped it with a piece of dye painted Lutradur in colors similar to the background colors but lighter.
Then I quilted the hell out of the Lutradur section with circles and linear elements and quilted the background canvas with a highly decorative mix of swirls, swirly flowers, arcs and paisleys. I used the same, bright red violet thread for all of the quilting. It shows up great against the yellow green velvet and against the yellow portion of the background and melds a bit with the lower, pinker portions of the background.
The small photo below shows the piece before I burned out the Lutradur section with a heat gun.
I really like the amorphous shape in this piece. It looks at once amoeba like and skeletal. I simply love non-objective design!
Hope you have a wonderful day.