Here is today's new piece. I seem to be drawn to circles at the moment, I think it is because of the sense of fullness, completeness and inclusion that they represent. I'm so excited about this new direction I'm moving my business in and all of the fabulous women that are jumping in to be a part of it. Yesterday at the new studio I had a couple of private students, two friends were working on getting together the hanging system, another friend dropped in with her husband who is putting in new electric and plumbing for our dye studio and the whole space was alive with all of their positive energy. It was amazing.
Well, on to the piece. I love, love, love what the quilting can do to color and to a piece. This began with a piece of very iridescent pineapple silk dyed in a deep orange. I quilted the center portion of it in very close vertical lines and the outside edges in very close horizontal lines all in the hope of pushing it way back. Then the arc, which was left over from cutting a circle many months back, was simply top stitched along the edges so that it would stay on top of the orange background. The sheer, red violet strip along the top was just edge stitched too and the circle was stitched down with the large swirl. Even though the circle is stitched heavier than the arc, it remains the forward most because it is so light in comparison to everything else.
Well off to play with my private students again, get a little painting done in the studio and watch my helping friends work their magic in the new space. I can't wait to see what Miss I.V. is cooking up with the decor in the bathroom!