Friday, August 4, 2017

Fibervoices Circle Challenge

Fibervoices members decided to do the circle challenge which was in progress with the Bafa group, passing it off twice before finishing.  My block (fig. 1)  was created with two planets and three moons.  The moons were painted misty fuse.  Misty fuse was ultimately ironed off leaving paint pattern behind.  I passed my block to Linda Teddlie Minton (fig. 2) who added more paint and divided and flipped the block, adding two "black hole" strips.  She passed it to Mary Ann Littlejohn who added improvisational strip-sets all around and a half-planet (see fig. 3).  She passed it back to me with the other half of the planet.  I added the red background, the half-planet plus another three-quarter planet, more paint, then tried to balance the odd perspective  (fig. 4).  I also maintained the irregular line of Mary Ann's work (often her signature on pieced work) so that it looks like it is floating.  Lastly, I quilted it.  It turned out to be a fun study in perspective and balance and reminded me of nighttime happenings, planets/stars revolving to day, fireworks over the water at the beach, and late night/early-dark morning bumpings around the studio.

Connie's Block                                         fig. 1

Linda's Version                                         fig. 2

Mary Ann's Version                          fig. 3

Night Moves       24" x 25"                            fig. 4

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