Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Negative Space Quilting

In art classes we were told to use "negative space" wisely.   I knew what the instructor meant, but I never really found how to use it.  But, in the class, The Essentials of Free Motion Quilting, on Craftsy I have learned to use it in quilting!
The unquilted part in the center is the negative space. What shape (if any) do you see formed by that space?  C'mon, speak up!
I am waiting to hear your response.  That is how I will know if I got it right- or at least close.
And just so you know, that square is just under four inches.

I would have gotten more quilted but we had a couple of rounds of thunderstorms that I had to wait out.  Then it was well after my bedtime when I finished.


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9 comments:

Susan Rascone said...

a star which looks great.

Vicki W said...

I'm focused on your perfect pebbles more than the star!

MarthaVA said...

Nice job Gene! I like that negative space star. It really pops.
Under four inches? That's pretty small - you certainly fit a lot in there!

kathyinozarks said...

what a cool technique, love your star Gene

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

You are a star Gene for mastering those pebbles!

Barbara said...

Unbelievable. Not only is the FMQ expertly done, but it has been maneuvered to create something else. I'm exhausted by your accomplishments!

A Left-Handed Quilter said...

I see your star - and raise you some pebbles - haha. Your star looks SO much better than mine - I need a LOT more practice. Don't you just LOVE her class? I know you got her "Wild Quilting" class - but did you get her second one - "Secrets of FMQ"? She has a lot of VERY cool designs in that one - ;))

Rhonda said...

It's a star and the points of the star are, to me, perfect!!! Cool!

Tangos Treasures said...

Looks awesome!!