Tuesday, 14 April 2020

Working in a Series

Even though the Waverley Art Quilters cannot meet at the moment, we have our program for the year so we can work away at home and share with each other via email.

We should be having our meeting tonight, so it's time to reveal what we have done. We were to choose something that we had done in the last 2 years as our inspiration and starting point.

I chose my Marimekko project as my first one in the series.

Series 1, no. 1

For my second in the series, I made the background of black and white stripes and added some more colour to the circles.

Series 1, no.2

For my third one I made the background strips much narrower and changed the colour palette of the circles.

Series 1, no.3

The narrower stripes were much harder to sew and press but I like the effect. I really love the circle colours. I don't think I have used those colours before and they feel so fresh and modern.

I put the little A3 quilts side by side to get a better idea of the series.

Series 1

We only have to do 3 in the first series, although we could continue on if we wanted. I suppose I could do circles all year and my designing skills would really expand if I did. Mmm, I actually have no idea what I would do next if I were to make another.
Would I have to keep doing black and white backgrounds or could I introduce some colour?

My son Cam is out of his 14 days isolation and the police came to the door last Thursday to make sure that he was at home and doing the right thing.

I am keeping busy doing lots of sewing plus I have signed up for 4 online courses and I am madly trying to keep up with them all. I am actually only keeping up with 3 and have left the portrait drawing class for later.

I wonder why I always over commit myself? So, even though all my activities are cancelled and I am missing having my visits with the grandchildren, I am still super busy!!

I'll write more about my online courses in another post.

Bye for now,


Robbie said...

These are striking, Linda!!!! Each one is fantastic!!! Nicely done! And I know what you mean about missing the grands!!

Linda Steele said...

Thank you Robbie, I am hoping that the other people in the group are working on their series, I know that it's hard to concentrate in these unsettled times.

Dots said...

Maybe you over commit because it is something you can control? These are strange times and there's a lot of nervous energy about it all. We don't know what is going to happen. Missing our normal, I guess.
Hopefully it will all change for the better very soon.

jude's page said...

Lovely work Linda, I admire them, but way out of my comfort zone, wouldn't know where to start.

Linda Steele said...

You are right Dots, there is a lot of nervous energy around. I suppose I'd rather be busy and occupied.

Linda Steele said...

I often don't know where to start either, Jude. I usually have to think about it for a couple of weeks before I get started.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I'm interested in how you've developed the circles and the backgrounds as well. My favourite is No 1 - but that's most likely because blue is my favourite colour. Our guild would have been meeting on Monday and the suggestion came that we all sit and sew on one of the donation projects the guild supports during the meeting time, with a stop at the appropriate time for tea and a cookie. Then they want everyone to send an email to say what they were working on. Rather a fun concept! Glad that your son is out of isolation and can rejoin the family.

Linda Steele said...

Interesting that you like the first one, Magpie's Mumblings. I remember really liking it at first. How lucky that we live in a computer age and can stay in touch so easily. It must be lonely for those people who have refused to update.