Art Every Day, Sunday, February 10, 2013
Here is today's new piece. I guess I'm on a gray and white kick. This piece began with a sheer layer of bright yellow cheese cloth laid out over black batting. Then I added the dark gray and white sections. I was surprised by how much the yellow showed through the white, but decided it was just a design element. I then added the squares of stamped black & white fabric and topped them with the red velvet squares (which I now wish I had made larger because the scale is off just a bit). I quilted the gray with straight, vertical lines and the white with a maze like design, the tightness of which is making the yellow cheesecloth show through even more.
I like the minimalistic look of the piece and the stark contrasts in color/value, quilting pattern and fabrics. I'm getting a little bored with all of the linear quilting I've been doing lately. Tomorrow I'll try for a design that asks for something a little more interesting in the stitch department.