Art Every Day, Thursday, May 23, 2013
Here is today's new piece. It is a continuation of yesterday's experience. After not getting the differentiation between the stars and the background yesterday, I made some changes in my color/stitch design choices for today's piece.
Though I'm not at all pleased with the shape of the heart - hurry does not always yield what you want it to - I am happy with the differentiation that I achieved. By quilting the entire inside of the heart with inline swirls that echoed the shapes and using all warmer colors of thread, the heart stands out better in the busy background which is stitched minutely with coolish colors (what looks yellow in the photo is really a yellow green).
Outlining the heart shape with the narrow row of circles in a temperature neutral color helped to separate the heart too. I don't really like the colors on the white background either. Yesterday's black background was much more rich and interesting.
Well, till tomorrow,