Abstract Piece In-Progress

In my last post, I showed you how I abstracted a photo to create a new design.  This was my computer-colored sketch, although I knew I’d kick up the colors a good bit.

Photo to Abstract. Ellen Lindner, AdventureQuilter.com/blog

Soon, I was on to fabric selection.  I spent a good bit of time on this, since I knew the value contrasts would be important.

Abstract Piece In-Progress. Ellen Lindner, AdventureQuilter.com/blog

Next, it was time for background construction.

I changed a few fabrics along the way.

When I first finished the background, above, the white curve leaf tip on the left was too attention getting.  However, I knew I’d be adding white with the berries and hoped that they’d all balance out.

On to berries.

Abstract Piece In-Progress. Ellen Lindner, AdventureQuilter.com/blog

Yes, the white spots balanced out and I was crazy about those colors!

Time to glue everything together and take it to the machine.  On to quilting!

Ellen Lindner

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4 Responses to Abstract Piece In-Progress

  1. JA Hill March 22, 2017 at 8:23 am #

    Love the process so far. How do you glue?

    • Ellen Lindner March 30, 2017 at 12:32 am #

      Hi JA,

      I use a fabric glue, Roxane’s Glue-Baste-It. It has a long needle nose, so I can easily lift up the edge of a piece and add a few dots of glue. It works beautifully.

  2. Roxane Lessa April 9, 2017 at 8:30 pm #

    This is a fun way to work abstractly! I love your result too, and I actually like your original computer sketch also with three really dark dull greens that set off the brighter colors.

    • Ellen Lindner April 9, 2017 at 9:11 pm #

      Thanks, Roxane. Yes, it was fun and I plan to use this technique again.

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