50" x 74.5"
Hand dyed cottons, fused, machine quilted
I started dinkin' around with this idea on the computer, and decided to try it out. I started on Tuesday and finished last night at 6 pm. I think I will do a bit more quilting, since some of the pieces are so large and they could use a tiny bit more than just stitch in the ditch, which is all I have done so far.
This was a gas to make. I had so many choices of layout and tried several before I realized that my limited color palette of just yellow, orange and red, needed some darks. I added dark reds to purples and that helped quite a bit. But of course that addition also enlarged that limited palette thingy I was going for...try finding a dark yellow in my stash!
I was fusing whole sections together and moving them around on my wall, in search of the perfect composition, and tried this:
And then this:
Nope. Finally I just had to make a decision and chose to put that light three-panel set on the right. Sigh. I hink it was the right choice.
It wasn't much of anything until I bit the bullet and cut up this one piece of Special Edition fabric to make the focal point center square. What was I saving it for all this time, anyway? I used most of it for just this section.
And now, one more question from yesterday's discussion needs answering:
Do you know the source of the bad Wonder under? The bad stuff we just got was from Wal Mart but the bad stuff we got this Jan was from a quilt shop.I tried the cold thing by putting my fabric in the freezer. Still a mess but salvagable.
Pellon is the source of all Wonder-Under. Everyone has sold this bad stuff lately and it is not the store's fault. Go to the Pellon website and find the customer service link and complain. Test the W-U at the store before you buy it, or do as I have done and just peel it (what you have already purchased) off the bad paper and use a teflon sheet or parchment paper to fuse your fabrics. Then get back to making the art you gotta make!