Friday, July 19, 2013

Architecture Challenge


This is my almost completed top at the point where I decided to make a big change.  For me the dark part of the loop was not dramatic
enough (even though proportionally it was in keeping with the inspiration photo); and I didn't like the way the edges of the dark loop were stitched and, why, oh why, was I too lazy to change the thread color when I was piecing it!





So I covered it with sheets of tracing paper taped together and sketched out a wider loop ...   






... and then pinned fabric to my sketch to see 
if it was more the way I wanted it to look.

Here is the finished top and if I can drum up more patience (this was more labor intense then I anticipated), I will take out that loop again and make it using made fabric ... so that it would look more like the pinning job above ... and also fix a slightly flat edge in the loop which doesn't please me.  I didn't see these subtleties while I was in the process.  For now I will leave it on my wall and think about how to proceed.  At least the deadline has been extended! 

15 comments:

Chris said...

While I am sure, Margarget, that you are unhappy with this or that, I for one think this is stunning. Awesome job!

electricdunce said...

Wow, this is looking fantastic, very strong and the colors are great !

Karin

Cathy said...

You my friend are an architect! Very nice~ ♥♥♥

roccagal said...

I must agree with all of the above-FABULOUS!

Nifty Quilts said...

WOW WOW WOW!

Venus de Hilo said...

Oh my gosh, this is FAN-frickin'-TASTIC!! LOVE it.

sewyouquilt2 said...

WOW is all I can say. great job!

Maureen said...

Amazing design - the colours are glorious

Helen said...

Great effect with made-fabric solids...sparkles like facets of a jewel!

ellen gets crafty said...

I love this!! You really created a work of art.

Cathy said...

WOW!!! It is fantastic.

Ellen said...

Wow, this is incredible. So graphic and powerful!

Victoria Findlay Wolfe said...

Beautiful!!!!! You constantly amaze me... way to go!

Mary Keasler said...

you have blown us all away. this is a work of art. good going and keep going!

DonaleeK said...

Yikes! It looks GREAT!