Saturday, March 1, 2014
challenge 4 art #4...
The Challenge 4 Art group theme for this quarter was "SPACE". I decided to do a straight interpretation and was inspired by galactic nebula which are interstellar rings made of dust clouds and gases. You can see lots of beautiful images here.
While the most photographed examples are quite bright, the majority are subtle in color. I cut out rings backed with fusible interfacing.
After adhering them to the background, I used a decorative stitch in grey thread to finish the edges and blend them with the background.
The quilting is echo on the black only to accent the rings.
I was really taken with Amy's beautiful handwork for "WINTER" in our last challenge and was going to embroider stars. In the end I decided to keep the quilt very abstract, low contrast and moody.
Check out what Lisa, Amy and Claudia created for "SPACE"!