I'm having the best time working with these yellow arcs. This is a detail of Yellow Arc #3, which is mostly magenta and sort of coral linen with two yellows, then embellished with variegated rayon in red, purple and gold. There's a full view in the New Work Gallery.
It doesn't show clearly in this photo, but the yellow next to the magenta becomes very chartreuse-ish. These color studies are about 20-21 inches square, and I've finished them nicely so they can be hung on the wall. After I completed #3, I made Yellow Arc #4, shown below:
I don't like this one as well as #3--it seems a bit circus-like. So if I'm going to use red and yellow, I'll mediate it with something else.
In case you're wondering what happened to Yellow Arc #2--it turned into a jacket! I had a lot of the black and yellow arc blocks left, so made quite a nice jacket using other black and white fabrics from my stash. It's not photographed yet, but will be in the Wearing Exuberance gallery when I get that done. This taught me that I only need to make 4 blocks for each study. I have no idea what will happen to any of these studies. Probably they'll go into the "finished quilt" closet. It's one of those situations where the process of making is more important than the product. I can't wait to start on #5, which will be a contrast in textures.
Bobbe Shapiro Nolan, Fiber Artist in Eagle Lake, TX. Trying to learn to call the sewing room my studio, and myself an artist. I retired after 15 years in hospice nursing--so now I have the time!.