Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Fast Friday Fabric Challenge

The challenge for FFFC this month is issued by Wendy Wenzel, of Flagstaff, AZ. Her challenge is as follows: "you can use one shape in different sizes, overlap, whatever speaks to you."
I think Wendy was hoping to get a little abstract work out of this group when she issued this challenge.

I for one, tried. I just wonder if it's in me? I love to look at abstract, even took a class from Terry Jerrard-Diamond but it's painful for me to get anything that I think looks right.

I started out this project by choosing a shape. While working at the Arts Center, in Clemson, last week I had time on my hands and started doodling with the idea in mind of coming up with a shape for this project.

Terry taught us to take paper and cut it into shapes and place them on a background until we came up with something pleasing. I cut out a lot of the same shape brought it up to my great room and laid it out on my ottoman. I started out with the first shapes you see in the photos.

The next morning I took them down to my studio and started working again. You can see what happened. I tried to post the photos in order or progression. Realism won out. What can I say.

I have so much to do right now as most of us do. I'm making gifts, have Uncle Dave ready to quilt. Wanted to have him done in time to enter Paducah but don't want to rush it.

Sunday I decided that I must make a decision on what was more important for me to get done. I was going to wait on the FFFC but I couldn't let it go so decided to get at least the top done.

It's important for me to get the gifts done, I want to make stockings for our quilt guild. I have a comfort quilt top ready to quilt for our guild as well but don't know if that will happen. So I decided that Uncle Dave will have to wait. If I get it done by Jan. 1 so be it, some how I don't think that's going to happen.

So yesterday I spent all day making gifts, make that gift, and boy did I have fun. More on that when I finish.

Any comments on what you see would be appreciated.

1 comment:

  1. Marilyn, I'm always so moved by your beautiful nature pieces...that is where your heart is and it shows...I enjoyed seeing the abstracts and appreciate the idea behind doing this exercise/challenge but your nature pieces always win out with me.