Like some of the others I wasn't realy inspired by Jean Lurcat, but this often leads to surprising results, and having to stretch the imagination even more, and even if it takes much longer to get there. (Normally I try not to look at the other works, before I publish, but this time it happened by accident.)
|Inspiration from Jean Lurcat|
Early on I decided to use only the colours from Lurcat, and not necessarily a palette I would normally use. Again to stretch the imagination.
|Inspiration from TV show|
Watching a tv series, I found a print on a wall that took my fancy and that I could transfer to fabric. I made a pattern on paper by drawing some lines and circles, trying not to copy the original print.
|Work in progress|
Using a palette generator: https://bighugelabs.com/colors.php I got my colours and started finding fabrics (mostly silk) from my stash. As my pattern had 24 bits, I chose 12 colours, giving me two patches of each colour and it was time to place them.
I cut the patches slightly smaller than the patterns, so the black fabric I would fuse them to would show through.
|After fusing (colours looking funny in this pic.)|
I decided only to quilt around the edges of each paths, normally I like a lot of quilting, but I felt the for this quilt it would spoil it. I am very pleased with the result, and would never have arrived here without this group and it's challenges. Bring on the next one!
Well, I might actually have to skip the next one as we are moving back to England in the middle of february (East Anglia) - our house here in Guernsey has finally been sold after three long years on the market. That means we have lived here for 25 years this month.