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...


  1. I like this VERY much!

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

  3. 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.