I have decided to finish my circle series and so number 8 is the last one. While making number 7, I had an inkling of an idea of where I wanted to go next.
I drew out a bit of a design.
Then I chose my fabrics.
Then I fused it together.
I put it on my design wall and thought it looked ok. But I have been practising my improv pieced blocks and have been really enjoying it. This is a really amazing development because I have been almost anti-piecing, believing that trying to piece fabric together, stopped the artistic flow and I would rather fuse and applique as though I was applying paint to fabric.
So, I thought why not try this block again but this time piece it together? I enjoyed doing it and to celebrate the end of my series, I quilted it as well.
Here are the 8 quilts in the series.
|Circle Series 1-8|
It is interesting for me to see how they developed and how my thinking changed during the year. I am loving the improv piecing and I suspect that I wouldn't have gone in that direction unless I had done this series. Working in a Series forced me to try different colours and designs and inspired me to try something else because I wasn't satisfied with how they were turning out.
I am inspired to start producing new pieced work. Is it a passing fad or is it a new way forward for me? Time will tell.
Bye for now,