|I used this made fabric on the right|
|To make these units|
|I'm not sure yet how they will relate to the rest of the composition, but I'm pretty sure this is the orientation I want. I really like the green line and also the secondary horizontal orange lines that are running behind them.|
After these were done, I pulled out all of the extra fabric in this palette that I have left, in case I fall in love with an idea and have no more available to me. One that I really love, the mauve-ish lavender, was a remnant from Jo Ann's.
I'm not sure about adding the prints anymore. The seem to precious and fussy. Except the lavender stripe between the orange blocks. I love that. But it requires me to stick those massive blocks together as a larger unit and I'm not sure I want that. I still think the orange is overwhelming, and I am being way too fussy about making things matchy-matchy. Studying classmates work, I see big chunks of relatively unrelated units, and that was appreciated and praised by students and instructor. But searching the internet for other strip piecers, Riley is the closest I find to this, but (except for "wrenches")she has a sort of "plaid" aesthetic going.
So should I feel happy I'm on my own path, or scared that my path is "wrong." I don't want to be so headstrong that I don't learn from my teachers/mentors. I'm probably way too
So I will keep looking and learning the best I can until the next class. In other news, I am taking a class from Carol Taylor on Tuesday, and seeing a talk by her tomorrow. The talk is titled, working in a series. She was one of the very first quilt artists I discovered and fell in love with. Her confetti series -especially Dispersion - took my breath away.
|Dispersion, by Carol Taylor|
Sometime before Tuesday morning, I'm going to have to prepare fabrics and materials, so that is going to steal sewing time, which is already being lost by blogging, when I should be moving, painting, or gardening. Sigh.
I joined SAQA yesterday. They sent an e-mail talking about budget cutting, and I had always wanted to join anyway. It seems inconsequential, but it's another big step toward calling myself an artist. Now if only I was creating art!!