Art Every Day, Monday, June 24, 2013
Here is today's new piece. It began with the vintage hand dyed turquoise hankie and some various neutral cottons and a medium gray batting. I layered it all up so that I could feature the hankie on the bottom and right and the brown fabric with it's weird, stitched paisley on the upper left.
It is all very heavily quilted. and I love the quilting in the turquoise border the most. It gives it so much depth. The background behind the brown rectangle is quite weird because it varies between dark and light and therefore it recedes in some areas and tries to come forward in others. The stitched paisley doesn't show as well as I had hoped. I now wish I had used a heavier thread for it.
I also wish that I had not tucked in the small bit of hankie lace just under the bottom right corner of the brown rectangle. I think it's a bit much. I love this brown/turquoise color combo it's lively yet calm.