Here it is as a cropped image:
Let me begin with the self critique as before:
What works well in this piece:
- a more clearly defined orientation
- there is a strong horizontal feeling but with some good vertical interest
- the diagonally designed fabric provides a visual break
- the two segments on the top don't have much relationship to the rest of the work
- solid grey chunks will need stitch, they appear rather flat
I tried putting them as a vertical layout, just to see:
And wouldn't you know it, I really like the one on the right....darn!
So, here's what I'm going to do....
For all four pieces, I'm going to correct the errors that I've mentioned before. There will be a little unpicking and replacing... and quite a bit of trimming. The first two will lose an inch or two on all sides.
I'll quilt and bind them all. Then mount them onto artist canvas. I'll probably use this method that I found online: http://heatherdubreuil.blogspot.ca/2014/01/mounting-art-quilt-onto-stretched-canvas.html
This method seems a good compromise as the quilt is always fastened to the felt, not to the board itself.
So what have I learned?
- I like the repetition of working in a series, its a chance to repeat the good and eliminate the *&^$#!
- working with a tight palette can be quite refreshing
- the 12" x 24" size is good for experimentation
- go with the flow and let yourself be led, don't try to be the one in charge....
- don't get too emotional about the work,
- your camera is your friend
- looking at the piece on the monitor helps for analysis and critique