C&C Line and ShapeMay 3, 2006
Working on through the book Color and Composition for the Creative Quilter I have come to the section on Line and Shape. Line and shape are used to create a balance between positive shapes and negative spaces. These exercises involved cutting the fabric into lines, arranging them in the compositions and fusing in place.The first exercise involved creating a composition using only straight black lines parallel to the edges of the background, an 8 1/2″ x 11″ piece of white fabric. The book gives an option of 9 compositions to use. This one happens to be an asymmetrical composition.
The second exercise uses straight black lines again, but with the lines all oriented on a diagonal to the background. The composition that I used for this one is a grid composition.
It has been very interesting to simplify composition to the very basics and play with it.