Bull’s Eye #3: Exploration

elkinsmaria_explorationBull’s Eye #3: Exploration is my second quilt that is part of the Circular Abstractions exhibit at the Muskegon Museum of Art. (It is a continuation of the Bull’s Eye quilt I made for my “Foreign Language series.”)

I decided to continue my exploration of pattern and repetition with this quilt. Like Bull’s Eye #2, I used a wide variety of commercially printed polka-dot, stripes, and chevron fabrics along with other prints that had repetitive designs. The prints were combined with solid Kona cottons. This time I decided to use black, white, and shades of gray, along with red. It was a challenge to try to come up with new ways to use the various prints so they no longer looked obviously like the original fabric. This quilt is 81″ square.

If you are looking for a great get-away, consider heading up to Muskegon, Michigan to see the show before it closes on November 6. If you can’t make it there, the show will travel over the next few years. It will eventually be in Lancaster, Ohio; Brockton, Massachusetts; Kalamazoo, Michigan; and Greensburg, Pennsylvania.

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