Art Every Day, Monday, June 10, 2013
Hello all, before getting started, I just want to send out a really big thank you to Christa Irell. Not only are you the only visitor who comments regularly, you also teach me new things about my work every time you do. As an artists it is fabulous to have a live audience who is willing to give feedback so openly. Thank you again and again!
Now, on to today's work. I began with blue fabric on blue batting which I quilted with a wonky basket weave in matching thread. Then I cut some circle out of some delicious cotton velveteen scraps left over from re-covering my dining room chairs earlier today (it's my day off from the studio!). I dribbled some red orange rattail between, over and under the circles and fringed the ends then couched them down and top stitched the circles down.
I'm quite pleased with the depth provided by the movement of the rattial with its over and under positioning. I also love the painterly dye job on the circle fabric as it adds depth too. It was so fun to do and I like it too. Plus, it's an analogous complement, one of my favorite color combos.