Art Every Day, Wednesday, March 13, 2013,
Here is today's new piece. One of the many things that I am enjoying on this daily art journey is using some of the fabrics that I've dyed or painted over the years. So many of them are samples for classes/techniques that there really isn't enough of any one piece or style to make a larger quilt with, but now I can use them here on my daily projects.
For this piece, I began with some dull orange, dye painted batting and topped it with a swirl filled batik that I painted. It is colored in mostly pure hues of orange and red orange. Then I cut a square from another batik that I had painted on the same day, but I had dulled the colors by thinning them with more water. I ripped a slightly larger piece of blue green hand dyed cotton voile which I knew would fray beautifully and set it directly behind the loopy flower batik square then I ripped a larger piece of white to go behind them.
I had originally planned on setting the focal point square in the middle, a bit above center, but when I took all of the elements over to the ironing board and saw them offset, I liked them better, they had more energy and therefore more interest. Everything is quilted in white thread and in the white spaces of the batik. The colors and designs are working really well together, the duller center repeats the duller batting and the blue green direct complement is just what the focal point needed to do it's work.
Hope you have a great day,