Gee, I haven’t shown you a new quilt in a while. But, in the midst of teaching, exhibits, and TV shows, I’ve still been able to (intermittently) work on my latest abstract quilt. When I last showed it to you, the background was complete and I had decided to add some white squares. I auditioned that idea with some computer sketching.
And then I began to add the white squares.
Hmm. They didn’t show up that well. Would blue-green be better?
I tried it out with fabric scraps and decided this was the way to go.
Yes, much better. That took A LOT of pins.
I began to consider where to add the large flower.
Maybe something like this.
I made some marks, but then lifted it in order to add some other things.
What about a ghost flower? (Top left.) It didn’t show up very well, so the jury was still out.
I added a navy line for contrast. I think it helped a lot.
I put the flower back (in a slightly new location,) removed the ghost flower, and made a few final additions. Among them, I added subtle squares in the background, and subtle X shapes in the large rust/orange shape. Just a little repetition, texture, and interest.
Finally, I trimmed it, and began to prep the facing fabric.
But wait. How would this look upside down?