It is the ninth month of the MasterClass in art quilts with Elizabeth Barton. I’ve learned plenty, even in the several months where I didn’t have time to finish a project or didn’t like a project well enough to finish it. This month I will finish one. But first come the sketches.
The assignment was to create a design with “lost and found” edges. Up to a point, I understood. I understood obscuring an edge by having the object’s value the same as the background’s.
Next comes the puzzler. Lost edges by interrupted lines, as in Tim Harding’s Koi Shimmer. It is what I thought I was doing in this sketch:
But no. Unless I merge the values of the grass with the background, there are no lost edges here. (Though EB liked the design.) So what is different between mine and his? Well, his whole fish were “interrupted” by lines to show light on the water above it. Here only a small portion of the wheel. And the whole surface of Koi Shimmer was water reflecting light. Which of the two features is most significant?
And then the sketch of the one I will be making, the one that almost got rejected as only an exercise then resurrected with a suggestion about color and value.
Now, I hope I have enough fabrics of the same value to pull it off. I think the dark buildings will each be the same value but different colors too.
Stay tuned. The blocked piece is due the 20th. I plan to insert the circle, then do slice and insert for the beams. I think I’ll have to applique the buildings. I’ll probably quilt before appliqueing.
Linking up with Nina Marie at Off the Wall Friday.