Friday, 28 February 2014

Double indemnity

I think that these challenges have finally stimulated my creative juices.  I'm coming up with several ideas and this time I've actually done them.  I confess that in actuality they are in a 12"x12" format as the Montreal Women's Art Society requires a square format this year.  I'm not sure they will go in (March 1 is my deadline!) in which case they may be chopped back to the format you see here.

Red Tide
A challenge was given out at the guild  and so  24 of us were given a colour from the colour wheel and we are to make a 16x36" piece which will "read" the colour that we were assigned.  This was one of my ideas.  I have actually made the top in a geometric fashion, but may make this one up in that size as well.  It will require a lot more creative quilting than this.


Skier
This is based on some photos that I have taken while cross country skiing this year so this is my husband posing for me.  


8 comments:

  1. Love them both.... the simplicity and strength of the top one and the detail in the bottom one - you have captured the depth beautifully and your ground fabric is just perfect.

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  2. I like the change in the red stripe in the top one, but love the lower one. You've captured the trees and the shadows perfectly.

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  3. I love the power and simplicity of the first piece. Congrats on knowing when to stop. Can we see the whole quilt please?

    The skier is very atmospheric - I sense the quietness and calm of being in a forest where the snow deadens a lot of sound. Peace and solitude. Good choice of fabrics.

    Hilary

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  4. I can't decide which I like better, Dianne. The woodland piece is surely more meaningful to you, though, with its evocation of one of your favourite places, people, and activities.

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  5. I like them both but LOVE the top one. The colours just sing and the stitching is perfect in my eyes.

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  6. The top one has such a beautiful wave movement to it just as is.
    I also enjoy the tree shadows and bark details in the foreground of the woodland skier on a sunny day.

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  7. two great ideas. both executed so well. bravo on stopping both when you did. that is an art in itself! i love them both - no favorites

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  8. Wow! Glad you posted both as they are great. The colour of the bark is very interesting and your choice of snow fabric is striking.

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