Tipsy, 16 X 16
Hand dyed and commercial cottons, machine pieced and quilted
I had so much fun with this challenge! I enjoyed doing the freeform piecing over Christmas, so decided to use that for this challenge. With the word balance, I immediately went to the meaning in art.
As I played with my ideas, I wondered if I could give the viewer the sense of being off-balance at the same time creating a work that is balanced artistically. I'll leave it to you viewers to decide if I succeeded!
My palette is partially drawn from a quilt I made for my daughter years ago, and by my desire for COLOR after the browns and grays of a Utah winter- even a mild one!
I love circles, and wanted to use curved lines in my quilting to offset the more straight edges of the piecing. So I sprang for a gadget for my Bernina that allows me to sew circles. It was definitely worth the money.
So, no deep meaning in this one, just plain fun.