|Beginning of yoga mat quilt #3.|
Time to get back to the studio.
I've been feeling artistically lazy and unmotivated lately, but today I had to stay home to help nurse the daughter after she had her wisdom teeth removed so I decided to start another yoga mat quilt.
Step 1: Select a background fabric (green batik) and motif fabric (hand-painted cotton from my stash).
Step 2: Iron fusible web to the back of the painted fabric, fold a center crease, and freehand draw a curvy design on one side of the crease.
Step 3: Fold in half again and cut out along the lines. Unfold and arrange shapes on background. Play with different arrangements.
|A slightly different arrangement.|
|The sparkle comes from pearlescent paint that I mixed in with the plum.|
Here is the still unfinished yoga quilt #1, above, and #2, below.
I think #2 needs more contrast -- what do you think? I haven't beaded around the outer motifs yet, but I think it will need more than that to save it. Or maybe the paler effect is OK. I need feedback on this one!
Here's a closeup of the embellishment on #2.
And here is a cheery vase of flowers brought over by our neighbor Rosemary for my daughter after her oral surgery today. Everything is from her garden, and notice how the vase matches the white flowers. Thanks, Rosemary!
Have a colorful day