Saturday, October 19, 2013

circle revisited

"Circle Heat"  33''x 33'' 
by Sonja Hagemann  2013
 
I started this quilt with circles of color in mind.
 a shape that I return to time and time again, especially as  just finished one
 that was composed of many many squares. 
 I painted up a batch, perhaps a dozen circles, from center outwards on pieces of
fabric about 10 inches square.
 
 
 then I  sliced the  circles in half and rearranged them

 in a manner that pleased me
 
 
I played around with placement until I got a harmonious combo before joining blocks together.  this above photo also shows possible boarders and binding  materials.
 I have a flannel covered stretch canvas so I can place quilt parts on it  
and step away to see if  I like arrangement.
sometimes walking back into a room,  at glance I can tell  that I need to
 move things about or away.
 
 
I painted circles on the fabric that was to become the back of this quilt.
(more circles !)
this shows the free motion quilting  done on my Bernina 830 Record.
 
(Ruby is inspecting the Bernina and a painted fabric .)
 
this
shows both sides now with back flipped over onto front.
 I have  often thought of my quilts as two sided and for decades have painted or joined up orphaned blocks or a combination of  to create a backing.
Why not have the fun of  surprise and choice!
 
 
  the completed "Circle Heat" quilt.
It has been hot this summer/fall and my colors and quilting repeat those
waves of warmth.
 I hope you enjoyed my short version of my journey of composing a circle quilt,
surely it is not the last.
 
be well, Sonja

I am linking  this post up to ninamarie's off the wall Friday
gathering of art bloggers .
 

6 comments:

Jan said...

I love your circle quilt! Love all the colors and the quilting too, as well as the double sidedness. Sidedness doesn't appear to be a word. I'm sure you understand my meaning. Thanks for sharing. I have made similar ones but cut up into quarters. I like this one, cut into halves. Might have to try it some day. Thanks for sharing.

sonja said...

Hi Jan,
sometimes clearly we have to create new words of describing our art!
this would work with piecing as well.
Thanks for commenting on my post of circle heat.be well!

LA Paylor said...

oh my gosh those colors are wonderful and circles too! love it
leeanna paylor

sonja said...

thanks for stopping by circles and sails with comments. have fun trading your cards!

Norma Schlager said...

What a happy quilt! Love the colors, love the quilting.

sonja said...

Mahalo Norma for kind comment . color makes me happy too!