Monday, 29 February 2016
Sunny Side Up
When Dianne announced 'Yellow' I didn't have a flood of ideas but I loved the thought of being able to choose more than one shade. I have long admired simple collages and pieces with clean lines so this was the route I took. I pulled out all my scraps of yellow, auditioned and rejected some and settled on this combination hoping that I had enough contrast and variety.
The black scribble-circle took almost as long to do as the rest of the quilt. It is a piece of fancy knitting yarn and none of the feet I have for my sewing machine worked in stitching it down in a smooth curve. In the end it was pinned with lots and lots of pins and stitched carefully.
The letters in the middle are stamped acrylic print paint.
I am not totally happy with the edge treatment in that I still feel I should have used a deep corn coloured thread instead of the blue (taken from the blue wavy stripe). I used a fancy stitch to hold the gold coloured cord on the edge of the piece. I feel it draws my eye to the edge and I don't think it is always necessary to 'frame' a piece. It goes to show that although I made several samples I wasn't able to see the end effect until it was too late. Fiddly but I will do this again.
This has been a really good series and I've enjoyed it and the places it has taken me. I've loved seeing what everyone else has done and often thought - Oh, I wish I had thought of that! or Wow!
Posted by Hilary at 08:32