Tuesday, 12 May 2020

Working in a Series-May

At the Waverley Art Quilters we are working in a series. I chose circles as my theme. We can't meet in person so we are working away at home and then emailing our work to the group on the day that we were supposed to meet. It would be easier to have a closed Facebook group but we have some that are against it.

I decided to try a fourth circle quilt and I must admit that I found this one the hardest so far. I started with a pieced black and white background and had a wonderful idea of starting with a big half circle.

I didn't like it at all, maybe it had too much of that yellow green colour?

Luckily, I hadn't ironed any of the pieces down, so it was easy to get rid of that design.

Then I tried a few different combinations and finally settled on the one below.

It sat pinned to my design wall for a few days and I must admit I didn't really love it. That colour combination that I loved so much last month wasn't exciting me anymore. Finally, this morning, on the day we were supposed to reveal our work, I decided to add a couple of black spots near the bottom.

I think it looks better, the extra dark at the bottom seems to ground the piece a bit more.

Here are the first three in the series.

I don't know if I can do another one, my romance with circles seems to be waning! If I do, I will try another colour combination. 

Anyway, that is the idea of working in a series, keep pushing until you can stretch it a bit more. I have read somewhere that if you are struggling with something, it usually means that you are ready to discover something more. That has happened to me more than once. Just when I think I am stuck and things won't work, another idea eventually comes to the fore. Let's hope that it happens this time.

Bye for now,


Magpie's Mumblings said...

I think it's interesting that the first one has a lot of blue, which flowed over into the second but with the addition of red. Then the red flowed over into the third one. I wonder...will purple be the basis for #4? If there is one? I'll happily wait and see!

Robbie said...

Well, I'm such a fan of black/white anything!!! These are great!!!! Nice you can still engage with your group!

Linda Steele said...

Thanks Robbie, I also love black and white, it sets off the other colours nicely

Linda Steele said...

Thanks Magpie Mumblings, I am thinking of doing another in the series but haven't decided on a colour yet!