Saturday, September 18, 2010

Mixing it Up

After choosing some solid colours I liked, I explored sewing with freely cut strips and added a print. The combination seems like a mix of modern and old-fashioned - or maybe the domestic world with that of art, as I can imagine expanding this into a table topper or focusing further on line and shape to have it hang on the wall. Would I feel less tension in this if I had made the print myself, with dye and stamps? Colour is the unifying element between the two types of fabric, but overall, they are very different - the print has organic shapes, small details, curves and less value contrast and the stripes have a bolder more alive energy. I can see many ways to explore further with strips.


deanna7trees said...

i love these blocks with freely cut strips. lots of interesting things on your blog. thanks for visiting mine and for your comment.

arlee said...

LOVE the stripes against the patterning--but if i may, i think the border is too much of a good thing--what if you used it as a binding, or narrower strips with a contrast from the colourway?

Yvonne said...

Thanks, Deanna - I'll drop by your blog again.

Arlee - thanks for your feedback and I had seen that too, and agree. I've got several possibilities in mind for taking it further.