Susan Slesinger – Join the Dots
“Join the Dots” is based on a type of activity book I used as a child. There would usually be a series of numbered dots which, when connected, would form a picture—a great way for a child with few drawing skills to make a picture. Occasionally there would be challenge pieces—-dots without numbers which could be connected in multiple ways. I could never “see” what the end results of these series of dots might produce.
I have been wanting to make a monochromatic piece for a long time, and have wanted to experiment with straight, linear quilting. This challenge provided the perfect opportunity to experiment with these concepts. I am hoping that the dots help to draw the eye around the wallhanging, and unleashes the viewer’s imagination.
What can you draw by connecting the dots in different ways?
Great to see this posted, Susan. I like your limited palette and the linear quilting — with the dots adding a travelling splash of colour. I remember those books as a child too, but never without numbers. 🙂
This is a quilt every minimalist would love to have in their collection, vibrant colour, control and has a story. Well done