The piece that's pictured in the previous post (when it was covered in a mess of looped yarns) is finished.
Untitled - 11"x 12"
I had cut the loops and then began tying by two together at the corners of each colored rectangle. I had done this and trimmed them for nearly half the piece while watching TV.
My intent was to use the old tradition of yarn tying a quilt in a contemporary way. The problem was that this was beginning to look boring. Besides, I was missing the yarn lengths with their wonderful gradation of colors. But I had gone too far with tying and clipping those ends short to make a good composition. It hung on my design board all day while I wrapped presents. After supper I got the idea to cut the top part away. This balanced that area of knots with the clipped short ends with the part that I hadn't yet tied and cut. I knotted the corners of a few more rows. But rather than clipping the yarn to make small neat knots, their lengths were graded from those short ends to the long uncut ones. I tamed those longer yarns by combing them with my fingers. I love it!
Here's what became of the top part that was cut away ...
The above pieces are part of a little challenge that I set for myself to see how I could create very three different pieces using similar backgrounds for each.
The idea was spurred by my Thursday Bee group. One of our members, Pat Blankenship, donated a large amount of bonded Batik fabric scraps for us to play with. We were instructed to bring a pre-quilted foundation on which to create a design from Pat's scraps.
I had just sorted through the trunk full of my UFO's and came up with three quilted pieces that I had cut away this art quilt. The orange/rusty/green background had been quilted before I cut "windows" to drop in the three focal pieces.
Regeneration - 60" x 34"
Here are two of them ...
And finally, here's the first one begun that day at Thursday Bee.
Moonlit - 11"x 16"
And the second one created while taking breaks from the aforementioned messes.
Posies 11"x 16"
I enjoyed "playing" with these. It's playing that keeps creativity fresh. I'm excited about the loose yarn technique I stumbled upon. I suspect you'll be seeing a bit more of it in my future work.