Saturday, January 5, 2013
Here is today's daily art installation. With this piece I really wanted to experience how the stitch line can relate to the fabric that it is stitched on. I simply laid the colored pieces on top of dye painted batting, using segments that are squares and rectangles with no lines added. I placed them all so that they surrounded and were on top of the black square to help it recede. The black square was quilted with a bold sun motif in pale yellow and the rest was stitched with "straight" lines (all free motion) that echo the black square. Those straight lines really unified all of the warm colored squares and rectangles making them work together more as a team than as individual pieces, an affect I was striving for. Had I quilted each colored section individually with it's own stitch design, each section would have wanted to play on it's own and unification would not have been achieved.
Unlike yesterday's piece that took just 30 minutes to quilt, but 1 hour to cut away, this piece took just 45 minutes from beginning to end and, I really like it. Now, I'm off to the dye studio to dye some pieces for more cut work.