Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Art Every Day, Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Here is today's new piece. I made it earlier this morning, but due to a wonderfully busy day this is the first time I've had to enter a post for it.
I think it's a pretty interesting little tidbit. The background has a layer of black linen topped with some orange cotton velveteen with a strip of white tucked along one side and all of it set down on blue green dye painted batting.
I quilted the begeezers out of the background area treating the three colors as one and stitching with blue green thread so that the design would show up on all three colors of fabric. The rows of circles are separated by rows of lines that are about 1/8" apart. After the background stitching was done I topped it all with a layered bit of blue, topped with black, topped with a hand painted fabric. These were top stitched in place.
I love its bold energy, the rhythmic movement and the color. Orange is so sexy and energetic and circles so feminine and strong. The juxtaposition of the tight squares on top of the sloppy, wavy stitched lines and circles creates about as much surface tension as a piece this small can handle. I love, love, love pushin' it to the limit!