Thursday, April 29, 2010

New Work

Finally I have something new to show after my last disaster and I must say that I like this one. I have combined my wiggly strips and my snow-dyed fabrics. I also used dye grabber sheets and Dupioni silk. It's 28 W x 38 L.

I knew I wanted to quilt the wiggly strips and adjoining Dupioni silk in wiggly lines to emphasize those shapes , but I wasn't sure what to do with the snow-dyed fabric. I decided to go with the flow of the lines in the fabric. I'm not %100 sure of the name but I'm leaning toward "Spring Thaw". Can you think of a better one?


Vivien Zepf said...

Oh, Norma, it's GORGEOUS! You should consider it for the SAQA NY exhibit, "Evolution" -- the change from one season to the next. It's perfect!

Vivika said...

I see your signature "teal" in this piece... love the snow dye...

Anonymous said...

Wow. This one is beautiful. But, if I might make a suggestion.......(and please consider the source). I would place it in a landscape view and consider it a wonderful interpretation of rock strata, clouds and the magical colors of the southwest. Each time I look at it, I see the glorious patterns of southwestern cliffs and ancient patterns and colors of the sunset. I don't see Spring Thaw as that says greens and yellows and brighter hues to me. But whatever you call it, I think it will go far. Sue

Carole said...

This is indeed one you can and should be happy with.. in fact, I
would say AWESOME!!
I see an advantage to having some of your own personally hand-dyed fabric. And the teal with it is so lovely. That shade of 'brown'.. looks a taupe-y caramel mocha somehow.. yummy!
Congratulations Norma, this is a piece to show.

Deborah said...

It's wonderful! I love your wiggly lines and the companion quilting lines.
I can see "spring thaw" in this. Where I am in the Hudson valley it's a spring evening palette- after an afternoon rain, blue sky re-emerging, the setting sun up-lighting the departing clouds with rose.