Monday, March 13, 2017

Powerline #4 - Cityscape

I decided to continue my idea of slashing and inserting lines into backgrounds to go with my Powerline series.

This piece started out as a class sample from a Nancy Crow class.  I didn't think that I would ever quilt it, but after making a couple of Powerline quilts, I changed my mind.  We can do that, can't we?  Here is the original piece.

I took a picture and printed it out in gray scale, then slashed with the paper version.  I decided to insert a pop of color since the piece was all in black and white.  Here were a couple of my ideas.

I liked the red one the best.  It felt to me like this was a tall metal power pole close up looking at the city far away (maybe across a river?)

I slashed and added burgundy linen/cotton fabric, which really adds some texture, although it's hard to see in the picture.  

I quilted it with both black and white thread in 1/2" straight line rows to represent power lines.  It is finished with red/white/black print binding.

Powerline #4 - Cityscape by Joanne Adams Roth

Now, I like it and I hope you do too!

1 comment:

  1. I saw the red grayscale photo and said, I hope she stitched that one and you did! It is terrific and the little pop of red in the binding was a terrific touch.