Art Almost Every Day, Friday, Aug 2, 2013 (Entered on Aug 3)
So, yesterday got away from me. Today I did two pieces to make up for yesterday. Here is the first. I've got a new computer which I'm using for the first time today and I'm amazed at how difficult it is getting used to the much smaller key board!
I started this piece with a piece of blue, dye painted fabric that had a fine lined, offset, violet grid painted on it. I laid it on top of a piece of violet dye painted batting and added a strip of dark violet jute to the top. Then, not having a clue of what I was going to do next, I grabbed some dyed trims and ripped a few strips of fabric from some pineapple silk and silk noil.
I began the quilting by stitching down a vertical and horizontal strip of rick rack. Then I added some thin Rattail then I added a few strips of twisted fabric. The I repeated the process again all the while trying to place the trims and fabric strips along the sides of the printed lines rather than on top of them. Next, I stitched on top of the printed lines then I changed thread color to match the blue background and stitched a concentric geometric shaped swirl in every other or so background section.
I like the pieces hard lines and edges and architectural feel. The cool color way softens the effect somewhat which I think makes it more enjoyable to look at.
Well, I need to get today's uploaded so,
See ya in a minute,