Tuesday, 14 July 2020

Circle Series 6

I've continued to work in a series with my circles theme, although I must admit my interest is waning. I don't think they will translate to some larger work, but you never know I suppose.

I've actually gone back to my number 4 in the series, I was never happy with the result.

Circle series 4

I decided that the reason was that the background triangle shapes were too large and so there was no difference in scale between the background and the circles.

I made another with a background of smaller shapes. It took a lot longer to put together.

No 6 background
 I used the blue colours because I was sick of the pink and green.

Circle series no. 6
It's ok, but I don't love it. Maybe the stripes just set off the circles so much better than triangles.

Here is a photo of all six in the series. How funny - I'm starting to like the first one again!

Circle Series

I also made another little paper collage out of my gelli printed papers.

Paper Collage
 The little collage is small, only 7" wide and 4" high but they take a surprising amount of time to make. I wish I could say that I whipped it up in 10 minutes because that what it looks like, but in reality, it was more like a couple of hours!

The bad news here in Melbourne is that we are experiencing a second wave of the virus and last week we went into 6 weeks of lockdown again.
This time I want to get more sewing done and not so much of the playing around and experimenting.

Bye for now,


Robbie said...

I'm a big fan of b/w so, of course, those you showed are my favorites! Love the blue with the b/w!!! Nicely done.

Linda Steele said...

Thanks Robbie, blue was always my favourite colour growing up, I wonder why I don't use it more now.

jude's page said...

They all look lovely Linda, it would be hard to choose one over the other.

Linda Steele said...

Thanks Jude, I think I might finish that series now.

Mary said...

Such an interesting series! Thanks for sharing.

Linda Steele said...

Thank you Mary, I think I might try some pieced circles next

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Interesting to read your thoughts about the reasons for disliking #4 - I'm glad you shared. I knew when I looked at it that there was something not quite 'on' but couldn't figure out what it was. Now that I see your second version I get it.
So sorry you're in lockdown again - be safe, be well!

Linda Steele said...

Thanks Magpie Mumblings, making these little quilts is a good way to experiment and try things out, so hopefully I don't make the mistakes in larger work!