Wednesday, 28 March 2012

actually stitching

It been awhile since I sat down at the sewing machine and put together a 
small quilt.   It has to be said that life has intervened over the past months,
often in shovelfuls.    Onwards and upwards.

At the end of last year I found I was involved in a group hanging of quilts
based on paintings by Kandinsky.   No pressure then, if I didn't take part
there would have been an ominous space.    

I dyed up a pile of fabrics as my palette, and made a start.

So, sunglasses on please, here is my interpretation of Kandinsky's
concentric circles.     He heard colours in music and saw music in colours.
This is interesting.    Playing some of my favorite Indian music did indeed
aid, or subconsciously suggest, some pretty interesting colour combinations.
The squares are 10cm.   The circles are freely stitched raw edge applique.

Difficult to show the true colours here.   It's ready for the next stage of surface
stitching.  I'm looking forward to that.   Hand stitching to be done as and when,
bearing in mind the deadline is middle of April.   

Now for a quick tidy up in my workroom.  It's going to be another gorgeous day
for more indigo dyeing.


Gilli said...

As bright as the sunshine today - a true Tiggy piece! ;-) Gilli

Tiggy Rawling said...

Thank you Gilli. I feel happy with the result, so far. Now for some stitching.

Radka said...

Wow, the colours! You are having fun :)

Eva said...

I'd love to know how Kandinsky would have painted while listening to Indian Music instead of Strawinsky and Schoenberg... Probably closer to this piece. I love it more than the original, the colors are even more brilliant.

Tiggy Rawling said...

Hi Radka I am having fun, and now I'm stitching and it's looking great.

Thanks for your comments Eva. I'm going to try the Indian music again! It seems to wake up something in the brain, or, maybe, blocks negative thoughts. Who knows? Magical combinations of Indian colourways appeared from my collection of dyed fabrics. Marvellous.

Judy said...

I love this and the colors are wonderful!!