For awhile now I have been very intrigued and inspired by both Kandinsky and Hundertwasser. I’ve been gearing up to work on some wool pieces with the wool I dyed over the winter. This is my first attempt at a Kandinsky-inspired piece. It’s similar to quilts I’ve seen at quilt shows over the years and I’ve always liked the look. I finally took the time to make my own version.
This is just the top. I used left over flannels for the background squares (5″). I cut the circles/blobs randomly as I didn’t want perfect circles. I used Superior Bottom Line 100% poly thread and whip stitched the blobs onto the squares.
Right now my plan is to hand quilt it. I was going to FMQ it but I find it difficult to get my darning foot close enough to the wool pieces (because they sit UP on top of the flannel) – plus, I like to hand quilt, and I’m trying to embrace the ‘slow quilting’ philosophy. Perhaps do multiple circles of quilting around the blobs – similar to what I did with my Wonky Basket quilting?
This project will be put on hold until Autumn though – it’s too bloody hot to have a quilt on my lap this time of the year!