Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Although later than promised, here are some pictures of what I've been working on. With the latest quilt virtually finished, it's time to start thinking about new quilt designs. (I do still have a major quilt cut out and ready for piecing, but like to work ahead of myself with new designs. This gives me the opportunity to stew over the designs for a bit while I sew the next quilt).I am still very busy with the concept of children discovering the world around them, and capturing that in my work. However, having noted with the latest quilt that the pieces where a bit too small and fiddly for my liking, I am faced with the problem of portraying people at a small scale. Although I like producing large quilts, I would also like to work on some smaller ones, and am currently limited by the smaller pieces of the faces.That means its time for some playing and experimenting with different ideas. The other day I tried interpreting a range of my sketches into stitch. These stitcheries were done by drawing my image onto water-soluble fabric, which was then placed onto the fabric background and stitched free-motion on my machine. Unfortunately the dye ran out of the red and yellow fabric.