Art Every Day, Friday, March 15, 2013
Here is today's new piece. It is made from two pieces of dye painted, hand stamped fabrics. I think that if someone told me I could only work in one color way for the rest of my life I would have to choose neutrals. I wonder what kind of colorist that makes me.
The piece began with black batting which was then topped with the light brown swirl fabric. Squares were then cut from the black fabric, the large one centering on the leaf and the small one centering on a circle. I quilted the large square following the diagonal lines and outlining everything else. I simply outlined the circle and the perimeter in the smaller square. The background is quilted with sections of wavy lines that alternate between vertical and horizontal and the swirls were outlined at the same time.
I really just wanted something to frame with twisted strips of fabric, so that's what I did around the larger square which highlights it at the same time. I added a bit of a twisted fabric strip to the smaller square too, not to highlight it, but to balance the piece out. I'm pleased with this rather simple composition because the fabrics are interesting enough to make me want to look at it.