Hand dyed cottons and bits of silk, fused, machine quilted and mounted on painted wood panel. 11x14" $100 Email me. SOLD
When I begin to make a piece like this or any of them this week, I have no plan in mind, other than perhaps a color that I want to use. But design or layout? Nope. I just find fabric shapes and put them together and see what looks good with what and then start fusing them to my teflon sheet. Sometimes nothing happens and I put the fused pieces back in the drawer and start again, or cut them up and use a part.
What does happen is the exciting part for me. Something begins to look like a composition, or a design, and I can tell from that where to go next.
I do rely on my doodads of course, the Xs, dots, lines, triangles, but those come at the end of the layout. It's very important that I find a piece of fabric that has life, like this background red-orange-yellow sateen. It makes the piece.