“Great Balls of Fire” Kimekomi Ornaments

My latest creation was inspired by the blazing hot summer sun many of us have been feeling this month. That, and the song Great Balls of Fire by Jerry Lee Lewis that I haven’t been able to get out of my head.

I started out with a simple idea of drawing a random freehand abstract pattern on a ball and then use red, orange and yellow fabric to mimic swirling fire. I wasn’t 100% satisfied with my first ornament (seen below on the right) so I made a second (on the left) with a more flame like design and I used only hues of yellow and orange.

Don’t think you are limited to straight lines and geometric shapes when making your kimekomi ornaments. Think outside the box and get creative with freehand drawing.

One thought on ““Great Balls of Fire” Kimekomi Ornaments”

  1. Hello Alyx I just recently found your site from youtube.Love your work you are very creative and work with confidence.I had made these 30 years ago but gave them all away thru the years & decided to give it a try again.Looking forward to visiting you & seeing your work.

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