Saturday, January 7, 2012

Water Lilies

I have decided to participate in the Colour Palette Challenge again this year.  It's a great way to motivate me to work with colours that I might not otherwise put together (even though I seem to have them in my stash LOL).  This year I'm planning on making 8" x 10" art quilts for this challenge.

Each month, Vicki creates a colour palette from one of her photographs.  This is the January palette.  Unfortunately, the colours were slightly off when I printed it, so you can see my colour choices don't quite match the palette selections.  Oh well.
I love the blue and green (as you may have noticed from some of my other pieces) but I don't think I've ever added the burgundy to it.  My design was inspired by some of the work done by Gloria Loughman, particularly the wonderful 'fan' shape with the circles on it.  I added some spirals and curling 'tendrils' to add some flow to the piece and gave all of the circles a shadow to bring them forward.  For this piece, I have done machine embroidery (buttonhole stitch) but in hindsight I'm thinking that some hand stitch and beading might be lacking.  Is there a 12 step program for bead addicts?

13 comments:

  1. That's a great interpretation of the palette. I love it!

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  2. Love your art quilt. Can't wait to see what you do for Feb!

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  3. I think this wonderful. I love the shapes you've used :)

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  4. Your colors look great to me. You make me want to try something besides traditional patchwork!

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    1. Judy, you'd love it. Little art quilts are great for using up scraps too!

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  5. LOVE this! Wonderful interpretation of the color challenge!

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  6. Very nice! I do love this!!!

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  7. This is wonderful! The shadows on the circles are a great addition.

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    1. Thanks Vicki. I do love using those shadows to make things pop a bit.

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