Art Every Day, Monday, April 22, 2013
I feel like it's time to start that countdown to the opening of my new gallery, so here we go;10 days till we open!
Here is today's new piece and it's a weird one. I wanted to play with neutrals and with stamped fabric. So, I grabbed the background fabric which had a bit of a lot of neutrals from white to tan to light and dark grey. I set it on top of black batting and quilted the top grey, middle grey and bottom tan very heavily. I didn't stitch in the white or the top tan at all so they pop forward a bit.
Then I topped the stitched background with the stamped fabric pieces and quilted them lightly along the edges and in the black lines between the stamped "blocks". I've tried it in every direction and this seems to be the best, though I don't think it's really quite balanced. I think the shapes and lines are interesting and I really like the addition of the round swirly bits of trim.
Anyway, it's done and now I'm off to finish painting furniture at the gallery and get it cleaned up so that I can start putting things away and move in the rest of our stuff! Onward, with great effort and excitement!