Saturday, February 8, 2014

"Transparent" Background Quilting

There are lots of things going on in the background of this lion so I clearly need something that keeps the mystical qualities of the dark night sky while at the same time providing a foundation pattern that somewhat stabilizes. I chose to quilt a a wavy horizontal pattern allowing one to see through the pattern to symbols behind quilting.

I will later  be covering the turnaround spots with very pale yellow stitching.

I did choose to 'protect' a few seemingly floating foreground elements placing them 'in front' of the wavy pattern.
  This is quite an  quilting experience unlike any previous.  

1 comment:

Amy Art Quilter & Fyber Cafe said...

I know the work involved in stop & start around the foreground elements, but I think it was well worth it! This is going to be an amazing art work when it is done!