Monday, 30 November 2015

Sphere

I had, of course, left any thoughts about this challenge until the last minute.  However, I have been thinking around this idea of spheres composed of bands of flying geese for a while, as a possible element of a larger quilt for a different competition.  This seemed an ideal opportunity to try out the idea and see what it looked like.  On the whole I really like it, and it has helped clarify my ideas for the composition of the larger quilt.

I found I had a perfect green in my collection of hand dyed fabrics, one from a range dyed graduating from deep purple to yellow.  I've used another form the range as the background.  Love this colour, even though it never would be described as 'puce' in my dictionary.  I also used a commercial fabric that also seemed to fit well.

12 comments:

  1. You've succeeded in making it three dimensional. I look forward to seeing the larger quilt.

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  2. You had me confused at first. Very clever. Well done.

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  3. I thought you had created a proper sphere at first! If that's the impact you wanted then you have succeeded. For something left to the last minute - very impressive.
    Hilary

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  4. How do you achieve this kind of 3-D patterning, Linda? The effect is enhanced by your use of shading in the beige background pieces. Very clever, indeed.

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    1. I suppose in a way I cheated. I found a 'wire form' sphere on the internet, then used that to position the flying geese.

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    2. That's not cheating, that's being enterprising and using tools available to you.
      Hilary

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  5. Oh my, that is fantastic! I knew it had to be yours when I saw it. Very impressive.

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  6. That definitely works! Even though the contrast on my monitor isn't great my first thought was of a child's ball on a carpet.

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  7. Love the design and idea - so much movement I can almost see it rolling towards me! Super idea and definitely worth going forward with it..

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  8. Sensational Linda! It could only have been yours. I knew as soon as I saw it. Can't wait to see it in gigantic size.

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  9. interesting how you got to sphere and it works so well. lovely piece linda!

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