Art Every Day, Friday, February 16, 2013
Here is today's new piece of art. Boy was it fun to do! I started with a base of deep black on red dye painted batting. I quilted it with a straight stitch and a very fine satin stitch using a myriad of colors. After the quilting I added the seven circles in varying sizes and colors. Those were stitched down with a heavy black blanket stitch.
My goal today was to see how well the circles in the foreground could hold their own against such a busy background and if the background while so busy could still support the circles. I think it is pretty successful. I'm glad that I used the two different widths of stitch in the background. The straight stitch feels like it is laying behind the satin stitched lines which adds another sense of depth. I love the sense of movement and how the circles seem to control the chaos on the background.