Art Every Day, Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Here is today's new piece. It began with a piece of striped indigo cotton which I laid on top of some orange dye painted batting. Then I took some more of that swirly dye painted batik that I did a few years back and put some Misty Fusee on the back of it and cut out some swirls. I positioned the swirls then ironed them in place.
The quilting is very simple. I stitched along the hard blue lines in the background which are about 1/2" - 3/4" apart. Then I stitched inside the white part of each swirl. Next, I couched rattail around the edges of the circles.
I like the direct complement of the orange/red orange with blue green. It's both peaceful and energetic. I like how the white in the swirls echos the white in the indigo fabric and how they both make me think of light shining on water.
I'll be right back with another piece that I made to catch up with,