Sunday, November 25, 2012
This piece represents flying and falling in a storm such as Hurricane Sandy. I was going for abstract, but I am a pictorial quilter by nature, and the NYC skyline found its way into the piece.
I began with a square and followed the Fibonacci directions to make it a rectangle, then made another square and rectangle in the upper right corner with red & orange thread. The fabric was shibori painted in two directions, then dyed. The subdued colors represent the darkness of a storm. Free-motion quilting was practiced with variegated thread around all the horizontal storm lines which represent the wind. The vertical lines were enhanced with novelty threads and represent the rain pounding down. The Golden Spiral is a wind gust, or could be a tornado brewing. Hand-painted and dyed fabric novelty threads, and netting. Finished size: 21" x 13". Thank you Silvia for this fun learning experience.