Sunday, March 07, 2010

Strip pieced line study

Yesterday I spent some time working on a line study assignment for a course.  The assignment was to choose a photograph that featured line as a strong element.  Here's my photo:


Then, we were to use strip piecing to construct a design from the image; I did this:



And from there, I used reverse applique and machine quilting to get to this:



















It was a fun assignment, and satisfying to get it done.  It's funny -- I never thought I would find a realistic style of art an easy one, but it is the place I tend to go first -- it is stretching the realistic image into something abstract that is the challenge for me.  Maybe I should try to take this and stretch it to something more abstract for my next mini-project...

4 comments:

Vicki W said...

Very cool!

Suzanne Kistler said...

I like this VERY much!

sophie said...

I love it, too. I think it's a very inventive approach to an abstraction of the realistic image.

Helen said...

Diane, I love what you have done with your leaf photo. Great choice of fabrics. Now I can imagine a whole quilt done with leaf abstractions.