Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Color - Wow!
You may remember this piece I did a couple of months ago. I used the Harmonic Conversion pattern from Ricky Tim's book of the same name. I only used one fabric to create the inside, then added the two borders. Well. . . . when I was cleaning a space in the studio, I came across it again in a pile of UFOs. I also found a piece of Spirit by Lila Tueller for Moda in another pile. Hmmmm. Could they possibly go together? How would I make them harmonize?
I know you are not used to this much bold color from me, but maybe this will be a new direction. I added four inch borders and fussy cut some of the pattern elements to applique on to the top. This is what it looks like now. I still have stitching to do, but I am very excited by this look right now. The two fabric lines work great together because of color and line. I was able to harmonize them by bringing elements past the border into the center. This is certainly different from the very traditional piece I have been working on. It has been interesting to see the drop off in comments with the traditional piece. I wonder if it is just coincidence. Anyway, here are a couple of closeups of the applique pieces fused onto the top.
I do hope you are all enjoying the longest day of the year. As I write this, my sister-in-law is sitting on the ground at Dulles International Airport, in a plane, waiting for yet another thunder storm to pass. So far, the flight is over two hours late taking off. Oh well. You can't mess with Mother Nature when she gets excited.
Joyful quilting, everyone.