Art Every Day, Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Here is today's new piece, just messin' around with thread color. It has a layer of black cotton on top of white cotton on top of black batting. I began by stitching the three stars and separating the background areas, all with hot pink thread. Then I quilted each of the stars in a different color using a straight inline inside each star tip and tiny circles in the centers. Then I used a different curve based stitch out in each background section. I was trying to see if keeping all of the sections of the stars stitched in one color and all of them done with the same style of stitch would help them hold their own against all of the colorful and decorative stitching in the negative spaces.
I believe that they are holding their own, but their hold is tenuous at best. I believe that I should have used purer hues in the stars and duller hues in the negative space.