Sunday, May 04, 2008
When I showed this piece to my husband, he said it reminded him of a old-time tv test pattern that was shown prior to the start of the broadcasting day, hence the name. Although I didn't adhere strictly to this month's rules, this piece does consist of recycled and left over materials.
The background came from an old chambray sundress and was quilted from the backing side in spirals prior to adding the elements to the front. The compass point wedges came from the derriere of a now-too-small pair of my jeans. The other wedges are leftovers from another project, with the small center circle and binding cobbled from scraps of a coordinating print. The "piping" around the circle is a jacket zipper.
Finished size is 18x20" - it was supposed to be 20x20" but I had a cutting error and I think the new size is an improvement.
This is an extremely monochromatic piece, and it needs some help. Possibly beads. Any comments or suggestions for improvement would be greatly appreciated.