We were to pick work that we have done in the last two years and make another work inspired by it.
I chose my Marimekko piece from 2018. You can see my blog post about it here. It was interesting for me to go back and read why I liked it.
|Marimekko 2018 by Linda Steele|
Instead of having assorted black and white rectangles as the background, I cut strips of fabrics and laid them out as stripes.
I liked that but decided to centre the lighter stripes and put the darker ones on the edges.
I then cut out a lot of circles but was enjoying myself so much I forgot to take any more progress photos. I decided that I wanted to add some more colours.
Here is the top finished.
The circles are only fused in the above photo, I will put some stitching on the edges of the circles. I really love it though. It is further removed from the original Marimekko design, but that is one of the advantages of working in a series, you can explore other ideas and hopefully improve or come up with a new exciting design.
I have been in the Art Quilters group for over 12 years and so have so many small quilts that it is getting hard to store them. I have decided not to quilt my work this year, I will just leave them as tops and quilt them later if I need to. Tops would not take up as much space a quilt.
I wonder what I will do for the next piece in the series? I really enjoyed doing this, I hope the others in the group liked it too.
Bye for now,