For this week's sewing round up...
|"Will it go round in circles" 10.5" X 13" |
the Project Quilting prompt was repetition, which I use as a design principle in all my quilts,I looked up repetition in artwork and found this page https://magazine.artland.com/the-art-of-repetition-top-10-pattern-artists/ which has lots of photos. I had a couple ideas but returned to a love of circles.
The song inspiring my quilt, is an oldie but goodieI got out the fusible box of scraps
and cut lots of circles, some of which became circles and some became rings when cut down...
got out white on white fabric with circles
and began building two pieces at the same time, with different backgrounds
Meanwhile I got out paints and did this
letting colors blend and move across the paper...and then went back to fabric
The binding on the quilt is striped, shown on top and bottom, pulled to the back to make a facing on the sides.
I used a scrap of circle fabric from a dance skirt, to make borders, not much left but worked here
when I started on the second quilt, it was fun but too "active". Both Joy and DH said it was pretty "busy"...
so I changed it a bit, inspired by this song by Chicagoand it became...
|"Does anybody know what time it is?" 9" X 12" |
again repeating circles, and bars... circles behind the circles in embossed fabric again, a mix of free motion and walking foot quilting, 1/8th" binding finished by hand
both were made from scraps the way I love to work, improvisational design. I love the mix of sizes, some circles are formed by two fabrics, some solid and some rings, and both pieces have movement.
|three finished artworks exploring repetition|
along with the painting from this week, I have really explored the theme!
quilters didn't invent improv ... this is one of my fave guitar players version of Norwegian woods
Project quilting, a prompt to make a quilt from conception to finish in one week!