I'm trying to create art quilts with more of an abstract style and a bit more simplicity. Here are two new works.
Growing Up Through the Cracks, 20x20
Slipping Off the Curb, 20x20
They are the same composition. Did you notice?
The blue piece started something like this.
I was a little obsessed with that grape print... but I didn't even end up including it.
At this point I'm telling myself "less, less, less."
This is the first time I've used an embroidered satin stitch in this way. It was a little tricky and I learned a lot about what works and what doesn't.
It's a little better in the brown piece.
The variegated pearl cotton I used to stitch those squares is gorgeous. It's mixed with tiny bits of completely random deep rust. I love variegated floss or pearl cotton that changes irregularly.
I was trying to keep the piece entirely abstract, but once the title came to me, I had to sneak in this leafy sprout.
They are hanging next to the fireplace in our living room.
They were really fun to make. I'm discovering new things. One of my favorite new things may be the angled arch. You know I often stitch an arch at the top of my compositions. Notice how I've stitched an arch at two of the corners on the blue piece? I'm eager to repeat that design element.