Thursday, January 30, 2014

Favela quilt finished

I decided to use this head-on photo as my inspiration for my favela quilt. See my last post for more info about the favela.






If you are familiar with my work, you will know that I am a big piecer, but I decided to use all fusing on this piece.  I took a lot of artistic license with the colors and the shapes.



It's a small piece, only 14" x 18".  I tried to make a variety of different window shapes and styles, too.  I used all my hand dyed fabric solids and snuck in a few rainbow dyed fabrics. It is not darker on the bottom, as it looks in the picture.  It must have been the lighting. I think it's bordering on "cute", not my original intention.  What do you think?  Too "cute"?

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13 comments:

Sue said...

I like it…. a diversion from your usual. I think if it were in more muted colors, it would look more like you.

Linda M said...

It's cute, I like it and I think I agree with Sue, if the colors were more muted it wouldn't look as "cute".

Virginia Greaves said...

It's brighter -- the colors are clearer. Consider quilting it with gray thread -- or even black -- if you want it more serious. I like it though the way it is.

Cindy Green said...

Wow, you pulled that off so fast! I love it! I think it's fun, whimsical, optimistic and happy as well as cute!

Wil said...

I think whimsical is a better word than cute. I like it a lot.

LA Paylor said...

Oh no, it's not cute, it's dynamic. You're too close having just finished. It's very striking and keeps the feel of the photo while using your materials. Good job.
LeeAnna Paylor
lapaylor.blogspot.com

rothequilter said...

Definitely not too cute. I love the vibrant colors. Rosemary

Regina B Dunn said...

Not at all too cute. It's very Latin. You captured the essence of the place. I think it's very well done. And I disagree with others. I see your hand in it.

quilted fabric art said...

Not cute - artistic. Reminds me of Picasso - it is really cool

AmandaK@whatthebobbin said...

It's not too cute. It's bright and and intricate.

Heather P said...

I think we all need to branch out sometimes. I like the result!

Hilary Florence said...

Congratulations, it's always a good feeling to finish something. I don't think it's too cute, but that is taste anyway and everybody's taste is different. I think you have captured the essence of your photo. Your quilt gives a real feel for the place.
Hilary Florence

Teresa at thirdfloorquilts.com said...

You've packed a lot into such a small piece. I love the size. Powerful colors - definitely not cutesy. Very cool.