This month, NTAQ was given a painting by Fernand Leger, "Woman with a Cat," 1921. An interesting piece in the collection of the Met. The copy I worked from doesn't do it justice. You can see the original painting here.
First, I made a paper collage abstracting the piece into something I might possibly be able to piece:
I decided that I liked the collage better if I cropped it a bit. Here is the page from my sketchbook, with a slight crop of the collage on the bottom right.
(To be completely honest, I just didn't want to piece the whole thing. Call me lazy. And cropping made it a bit more dramatic. At least that is what I told myself.....)
The final pieced top is below. It is 23" x 29", unquilted.
I think I like it better in this orientation:
What do you think?
I also pieced in a very small yellow and black line near the bottom of the piece. I'm not sure why I did that, and I think, looking at it now, that I need to either remove it or make it thicker. Not sure which.
So, once again, I was faced with an empty design wall. And some pressing projects to work on. Things I really need to get done. So did I get right to work on the things I need to do? No, of course not. I decided to create a piece from another of my paper collages.
And of course, I thoroughly enjoyed making this piece. I finished piecing it yesterday.
|Rhythm and Blues, currently 49" x 65", unquilted|
I now have an largish pile of tops to be quilted. Guess what I'm doing today?