Another Abstract Underway

As you’ll see, I’m still working in the same series.  I’m loving the colors and the motifs.

This is the sketch for the current piece.

An abstract art quilt in-progress. Ellen Lindner,

And here’s the background, more or less complete.

An abstract art quilt in-progress. Ellen Lindner,

Or so I thought.  But, after studying it for awhile, I decided it was too pastel for my liking.  It wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t exciting me.

This is the second background.  The largest shape changed from mostly orange to mostly rust, and the background pale peach changed to soft orange.  I like this much better, even though the changes are subtle.

An abstract art quilt in-progress. Ellen Lindner,

Now what?  I auditioned the motifs I was considering.  Here you see digital versions added to the existing background.

An abstract art quilt in-progress. Ellen Lindner,

I thought the white squares showed up well, and set to work adding them.  (This time, I remembered to stop and fuse the fabrics first.)

Ellen Lindner

2 Responses to Another Abstract Underway

  1. Shirley Woods August 25, 2016 at 8:18 am #

    Ellen, are you putting fusible on the back of the fabrics before laying down? Using a sticky fusible? or just stitching them securely after placement?

    • Ellen Lindner August 30, 2016 at 11:38 pm #

      Hi Shirley,

      No, I don’t generally use fusible. I’m just cutting and placing the fabrics. When I get them where I want them, I go back with Roxane’s Glue-Baste-It. It has a long skinny nozzle that allows me to slip it up underneath each piece of fabric. Once glued, I take it to the machine for quilting, which holds everything in place.

      Sometimes I use fusible for little fussy shapes, like the open squares I used on the last piece.

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