Monday, January 07, 2008

Autumn blues

These two pieces represent an attempt at a foundation or back cloth for a small quilt I'm trying to construct.
Stage one: shows the layout of colours I hoped to work with.

I must admit that I didnt achieve the effect I was chasing,so in an attempt to mute the colours,I overlaid a pice of black tulle (netting) and added some leaf shap quilting outlines to hold the sandwich together.
Yes,it needs more stitching for definition,but I'm not happy with the over-all effect.

Back to the drawing board I guess.............maybe smaller,more muted pieces will work better.

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Nellie's Needles said...

I see some good stuff going on here. If it were mine this is the point where I would slice and dice AND play.

Looks like you're having fun playing with paper fabric.

Carol said...

This is looking good Maureen. A little more stitch as you say will be good. I would create an apperture a little smaller than your peice from black card and move it around the piece. Maybe if you isolate an area it may be what you are looking for. I like it.