Wednesday, November 19, 2014

One More Small Piece

This one is for my guild's challenge.  It's not due until January, but with the holidays coming up, I don't want anything hanging over my head.  The theme this year is Simply Solids.  Only solid fabrics can be used, no tone-on-tone, no prints that read as a solid, no batiks, no mottled.  You probably know that most of my quilts are made with my hand-dyes, but I purposely make them mottled.

I toyed with a lot of ideas and decided to go with one more with fine-line piecing since they are so much fun to do. I went to my small box of solids and was determined to use what was in there and not buy anything new.  I originally wanted do something bright, but they were not in the box, so I went with some very "un-Norma" colors.  I had a lot of browns left from Brown Planet and I picked a coral, a bright pink, a very pale blue and very pale green although those last two read pretty much the same in the quilt.

What surprised me was how the pinks receded into the background and the pale colors jumped to the front.  I liked that!

Frazzled   16" x 18'

Again, I decided to do a lot of free-motion quilting in the open areas.  It's a little hard to see the brown thread on the brown fabric, but it does give an added interest. If you click on the photo to enlarge it, you can see more detail and more of the quilting.

I'm linking up with Off the Wall Friday.  Go see what some very talented artists are doing this week.


Shannon said...

I like this a lot! The pink accents make the background feel like almost a dark dark pink rather than brown. And you're right that it's cool that the pinks recede! I don't usually think of bright pink as a blending to the background color but in this one it totally is!

Kaja said...

This looks like lots of fun - I love your bright piece in the previous post and though like you I would not normally gravitate to these colours, they are very effective.

LA Paylor said...

what a refreshing way to use solids. I admit if I saw that rule I would have walked away, thank goodness you didn't! It's a really striking color and line study. How was it received in the challenge? Ooohs and aaaahs.
LeeAnna at not afraid of color