Weekly Art Project: Week 23

It’s been a busy week but I am back on track and week 23 of my weekly art project (or week 8 for 2017) again celebrates gum blossoms. Look how glorious these orange blossoms are!

At 11am today, I posted an indicative design on Facebook and started my timer. Six hours later, with a couple of interuptions, I completed my piece. Small doesn’t necessarily mean quick.  These photos show my process:

Weekly Art Project Week 23 Orange Gum Blossom

This week, I attempted an inset pieced square rather than a circle.  I wasn’t happy with the results. In particular, the corners were not sharp, all the pieced edges got rugged and there was some shadowing with the chartreuse centre. To achieve the desired visual impact, I cut out a square of batting, wrapped it in fabric, pinned it to the top of the work and stitched through it. Appliqué trapunto if you like. A little oversize but so MUCH better!

Weekly Art Project Week 23 Orange Gum Blossom

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View the Copa Abstractions collection from my weekly art project so far.

I look forward to seeing YOUR weekly art project. New participants are welcome to join in at any time.  Be sure to link back to your specific blog/social media post so that we can learn more about your inspiration and process.

Weekly Art Project Link Up: Week 23: 22 February 2017

(Week 8 of 2017)

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Join the Weekly Art Project!

  1. Join the Weekly Art ProjectMake a pledge to participate – you can do this privately but there is power in a public declaration.
  2. Define the parameters of YOUR own weekly project*. Write it down somewhere!
  3. Record your results.
  4. Share a photo via the link up that I will post on my blog each Wednesday. (The link up for each week will stay open for 14 days.)

* Your project can be in any medium and size.  If you would like to explore working in a 6x6in square format, download the Weekly Art Project Design Sheet to develop designs at this scale.