New Project: Roundabout Bend

Roundabout Bend

I've started something new, with just a few days for completion.  This is for the Central Oregon SAQA group challenge.  The theme is A Bird's Eye View, A View from Above or Mapping Earth (the title will be settled on soon, I hope).  I had lots of plans for other places, other techniques, more realistic than abstract.  However, this very abstract view of my own little town won out.  I really wanted to try these improv quarter circles.  It takes a bit of practice and some of them have a little bit of puckering. I'm hoping that with quilting those will not be noticable.  It's been fun though and it's coming together the way I envisioned it.  It's due on Thursday so I'll report in with progress later this week!

PS: Do you remember I mentioned a new direction in my work for this fall?  This is part of that. I plan to work more often in solids and solid-like fabrics.  For instance, this piece includes regular solids from my sizeable collection (ie Kona, Moda Bella, Free Spirit, American Made Brand, etc), textured solids, chambrays and shot cottons, linen, Thai silk, and even a little bit of a regular print and a batik.  It all started from the scrap bin (a marvelous fount of creativity).  Are you working from your scrap bin yet?