ELAINE QUEHL, Quilt Artist, Teacher, Dyer, Designer

Friday, January 7, 2011

Cut It Up!

On December 22 I posted a photo of the crotons I had just painted with thickened dyes. Even though I wasn't totally thrilled with the piece, I proceeded to free-motion quilt it (must have been avoiding doing something else), and while doing so I noticed little separate compositions in the upper portion that I liked on their own. I thought I might cut it up and make several pieces from it. Last night I started playing with a photo on-line and realized that if I cut the piece in half across the middle, and then cut the upper portion into two, I would have a nice triptych. So this is what I did, and here are the results. Now I have to deal with the issue of how to joint or mount them. That will come. In the mean time, I think I will use this piece as more than a teaching sample now. I think I'll probably hang it in my show with Cathy in September.

1 comment:

  1. Good thinking. I have even turned elements upside down and seen things that I never saw before. The problem always comes in with how to hang things. I am sure you will figure it out.


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