Pulling it all together 14 Replies I spent many evenings hand quilting this piece. This week I took it into the studio for a round or two of machine quilting. The way the layers begin to cohere into a single surface really pleases me. Share this:ShareFacebookLinkedInTumblrLike this:Like Loading...
I love the interactions between and among the fabrics, color and stitches! The painter in you comes out in lovely poetic gestures – as always! yet this one has a new feel. Very strong, very smooth, very happy??? “happy”, what a useless word for such a beautiful piece. lyrical. I’m racing a bit on my lunch hour. More later…
thanks Mag for rushing in a comment! Hope the afternoon holds lots of delight teaching…. And yes, there is something of happiness in this one. A different kind of chaos?
This piece doesn’t look chaotic to me…more like many layered and as Mag says, interactive.
always nice to get another’s take — maybe the woven strips add some coherence?
thanks so much
the tactility comes through the ether
that notion — tactility traveling half way ’round the globe to Australia – makes me smile
Mmmmmm lots of feathers !
ah – they could be! I was thinking ‘leaves’….
I love that cloth, like story, can convey one meaning to its maker/author and another meaning to those who bring their own history when viewing/reading it.
love everything ’bout this, the multitude of colours, the hand sewing and machine stitch, the rich textures, a sense of generosity; btw the tactile qualities travel just as well in easterly direction;-)
It can be challenging to get hand and machine stitching to look good together. You’ve done a great job with that on this piece!
thanks, Deb. I know what you mean. I have downright RUINED a number of pieces trying to apply machine stitches after handquilting. This one is so satisfying, though, because of the way it is bringing some bumps and humps into harmony.