Thanks for the nice comments on my “Captured Marbles” piece! I’ve had fun with the stitching on this one–it’s finished and off to the framer to be mounted on a royal blue background.
In addition to the new “feather pebbles” I featured in my last post, I added interlocking spiral, cloud and fan motifs to this piece, plus the “shooting marbles” motif in the circular center. The purple bars separated the composition nicely so I could showcase several different stitching textures. If you right-click on the image, you’ll be able to see the details more clearly.
I really like these wonky circles, but they are proving more difficult than I imaged to stitch effectively. Check back in a couple of days and I’ll show you another option on a different circular composition.
I’ve been working practically non-stop quilting these pieces so they’ll be ready for my upcoming shows in October–the 2011 MPA Artfest on Sunday, October 2 and the Great Falls Studios Studio Tour Saturday, October 15 and Sunday, October 16. Plus they need to be professionally photographed at the end of the month so I’ll have a good record of each piece. There’s a lot to do!
“Captured Marbles” is one of the 30 quilt tops I created in 30 days in March 2011. They are all approximately 16″ x 20″ and use solid fabrics that are pieced, not fused. For more information on the project, click on “March 2011” in the archives on the right.