Saturday, December 12, 2009

Two down, three to go!

I just finished quilting and facing Purple Phalaenopsis last night, and I really like it. I’m still trying to decide if I need to darken a few places to make it clearer which petals are in front. I think I do, but I’m going to take it to the meetings of my two fiber art groups next week and ask their opinions first.

It is interesting to me how valuable it is to take photos of my work and look at them; I see different things, and tend to look at the whole composition in a different way than when the piece is right in front of me.

The metallic paints I used on part of this piece make these spots glisten; they look like satin, and really give the feel of the orchid’s petals. They always look so moist and shimmery to me in real life.

Here are some detail shots to show the quilting:

I have three more orchids to complete by February 1 so that they can hang in an exhibit by Fiber Art Options (details to come soon!). All must be approximately 24 x 36" like this piece. I’m excited to move on to the next one. They are going to look great all hanging together!