I was asked a question on Facebook about how clay influences my quilting. I like to think they are both coming from the same place in my design sensibilities.
As I looked at these quilts it is quite apparent I used techniques very similar to those I am using to design my current batch of amulets.
When I made Quilt 266 I started with a two color background. In working with polymer clay this would have been a Skinner blend.
On top of this I added segments of other fabrics. That would have been like adding slices of a cane.
The quilting ties it all together, as does the clay technique of making a round shape by rolling and flattening.
For Quilt 267 the background is similar to a blended group of clay colors, run through the pasta machine many times to get a smooth blend. On top of that the applique of the narrow strips could have been polymer clay "snakes" I rolled to add interest to the background. The spirals could have come from a transparent cane with a opaque design in it.
Quilt 268 is probably the most straight forward technique so similar to what I would do with polymer clay. I have a plaque I made where I have used circles extruded through a "machine" and placed on a solid piece of clay. Yes, they each look different but again the same design sensibilities take over.
And finally, it is also all about color for me. I LOVE color. I can't get enough of it.
Bright, subtle, neutral, light, dark, mottled, textured - the list goes on - and on - and on..........................
I will finish the current group of amulets today and bake all of them. I now have 104 ready to bake and will just be making about 10 more. Then I'll be cleaning things up and putting them away for the next projects.