Thursday, October 8, 2009

Cut It Out!

This is another quilt that I made from pieces of hand dyed fabrics left from larger quilts. You may recognize some of the fabrics if you follow my blog.

Often I cut shapes while I am waiting for something and just keep them on a tray.
When it is time to make a composition I play with those shapes on a background that may be one or more than one fabric.
I also have a lot of other fabrics that I can cut more shapes from.

I am trying to arrive at a pleasing composition.
When I am pleased with the composition I fuse all the parts to the background.

I am then ready to quilt it.
That could happen right away. More often than not it takes time to come up with a quilting design that will complement the overall design of the quilt.
This quilt was quilted with the presser foot down and I moved back and forth, from side to side and at angles to the lines I was quilting. The quilting design strongly relates wo what is happening in the fabric design of the quilt.

Tonight's CUT for Cut It Out is bricks!
Click to Mix and Solve


Elaine Adair said...

Wow! so that's how you might approach a new piece!

Deb H said...

What a fun & spontaneous way to work. I like the design, & the puzzle was fun too! Thanks!

Eva said...

Very joyful and energetic! I love this kind of work of yours.
Sometimes I think that the attitude of the artist while working -- either spontaneous and happy or concentrated on a strenuous technique -- is transferred directly to the spectator. Maybe this is why I love to look at pieces that speak of fun.