Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Happy Trails

I'm back to freewheeling, and there are no pears in sight.

It did occur to me that my pear pieces may NOT actually constitute a series, despite the fact that they share a common theme. I've been looking at series and they seem to share more; color palette, mood, etc. That means that "creating a series" gets added back to the to-do list, but it's now at the bottom and has to work its way up just like everything else :-)

In the meantime, I wanted to do something with all the batik scraps that have been building up, so I followed the suggestion in Art Quilt Workbook to create a "wonky" piecing. This is a modified log cabin block that I love doing because perfect measurements and seamlines aren't required.

I made the block and then sliced it into 4 triangles, then added the center piece. I wanted something calm and serene to play off all the energy of the fabrics, so I added the hibiscus applique in the center. I think it will be nice when I'm finished; I just haven't decided whether to add an additional border around the outside.

1 comment:

Quilt Pixie said...

I'm starting to work my way through Art Quilt Workshop. My sense is that a series need not be CLOSELY related, but related... My guess is that consistency in any two or three of the list you've begun re mood, palette,topic, layout, size etc would provide more of a sense of continuity and hence relatedness....