This is not from this year, but it's one of my four seasonal abstracts. When I showed Summer I said I'd show you all of them.
Summer (click for that post). Winter and Spring to follow...and they are more abstract.
Just to show you a few details on Fall:
I pulled out my squares box, chose fall colors and don't forget bright blue and green.
When the background was pleasing, I cut tree limbs.
I pieced some of them with free form curves and thin strips
I do not love fusible web so I just place the fabric on the background and go to the machine to free motion quilt it in place.
|squares are perfectly evenly sewn and not rippled as it looks in this picture.|
Forgive my photo skills. My back is hurting, and I didn't square myself up to the quilt for taking a picture.
Again, this quilt is very flat and well sewn! I should not take photos when hurting but life being what it is... well you'll understand!
I love the hollow in the trunk here. Depth is created with shade and contrast. Splashes of color created with scissors and scraps.
I am inspired by colors, and how they relate to each other. I walk a lot and note colors I see, often coming home jazzed to pull some scraps to play.
I could dither over placement for years, so I make snap judgements for the most part on these quilts. Go ahead and move pieces around til you're happy, just don't try for perfection. I admit to taking more time with borders.
I have learned a lot while exploring abstraction concepts. Capture an essence. Create a feeling.