I’ve finished my top for the Kandinsky Challenge. The piece of art I was to pull inspiration from was “From Cool Depths.” I immediately saw the shapes of a house and the colors of a sunset fading into a night sky. I wanted it to be simple. We were only allowed to use solid-like fabrics.
These challenge pieces will be displayed at the Machine Quilting Show in Overland Park, KS, this May. I am stressing over the machine quilting. I am not very good at it. I would like to do some FMQ’ing, but I might be too scared. I see meandering loops and stars on the top and wavy wind-like lines on the bottom, but I’m not sure if I can accomplish that myself. I eventually could, but since I’m on a deadline, I don’t know if I’ll have enough time to practice.
I also want to use fabric paint to create the splatter effect. I’ve been Googling techniques for achieve the splatter look. The method that I think will work the best is using a toothbrush. I’m obviously going to try it out on something else first, but I really want that part added into the final piece.
Of course, I still haven’t decided what I’ll do for the binding; and it will need a sleeve.