Art Every Day, Thursday, June 6, 2013
Hello all, here is today's new piece. I wish this was a better photo, but it's hard to get the white to really look white. I really liked it with the squares stitched down with the yellow thread, but I don't like it now that the background is so heavily quilted. It flattened the white down into the black fabric beneath and grayed it out. I like the areas in the white that have the circles stitched because it has larger open areas. It is also evident that my needle was too big for my thread and usually those holes can be steamed out of cotton batting, but I used the crappy felt with this one (I need to go get some black batting!) and the holes did not fill up after steaming.
I do like the design overall design though and will likely tackle it again with better batting, heavier thread and two layers of white fabric so that I don't go to gray in the background.
Tomorrow is another creative day,