Tuesday, October 2, 2012
I love working with purple fabric so I had a lot of scraps and really liked the face but finding a background fabric to put the face on - well that was a challenge. I tried it on every color you can imagine. One of the challenges is that the face is basically dark and I didn't have any good light purples. I did try yellows and greens and pinks and even black. None of them worked at all. And I didn't feel like making a 90 mile round trip to try to locate the perfect fabric.
So I ended up using plain lavender. I NEVER use plain fabric and only owned this one because I made a color wheel once and bought it for that project. Well the color worked OK but it was sooooo plain and boring looking. So I started to think about adding additional design elements to fill up the space and make it more interesting.
The photo above is of the paper pattern that I cut to try out my idea.
And this is how it looks when the design is translated into fabric. I used the same scrappy technique for the element below the face and single pieces of fabric for the circles above the face.
I think that she is beginning to look like some sort of Space Warrior..... with planetary elements above her...... or something.
But I am still not happy with the PLAIN background. Sheesh! How do I work myself into these corners? Next step is to quilt - maybe I can use an interesting stitch design and thread to add some oomph to the piece.
Check back later to see what happens!