Sunday, February 3, 2013

2 Down, 9 to Go

I finished a second segment of

The leaves go faster and I'm trying to loosen up on the machine while drawing the sketch lines.

I ripped away the newsprint from the back.

For practical reasons, any hand stitching I add will be only to the background...too much paper remains behind the pomegranates and leaves.

Then I tried laying the
segment on the background, which will eventually be sliced and sewn back together.

Or at least I'm now testing the background. It could change, but I'm rather liking this.

I find brown an interesting color to work with. It can go from rather cold and gray to rather warm and orange-ish.


arlee said...

i used to really dislike browns--now i find them comforting, but they can also add values that are more contrast than black, from threatening and hard to chiaroscuro and back to soft and human

Julierose said...

I just really like the way your stitching makes those leaves look like a watercolor painting--I am so impressed with your machine "sketching"--just beautiful work...Julierose

Nifty Quilts said...

I will never tire of your pomegranates. Love the brown textural background too.

MulticoloredPieces said...

Well, Nifty, that's fortunate because there's still a lot to go. And I only have a vague idea of how it will all go together.

Julierose, this is not difficult and if my 40 year old Singer can do this, then I imagine any machine can. You just need to play.