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.
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?