Saturday, February 1, 2014

The Week That Was....

 I had a wonderfully busy week.  It started Monday night, when I presented the program, "The Evolution of an Art Quilter" at Dallas Area Fiber Artists.  I showed my work from the antique quilt that inspired me to take a beginning quiltmaking class, through my latest art quilt.  I certainly hope they enjoyed hearing it as much as I enjoyed presenting it.  Thank you, Sherrie, for taking a few pictures for me!
I'm showing a quilt made from one of the Itza Beach patterns,
"All Dressed Up and Nowhere to Go".
 Kyra and I  were  Itza Beach from 2001 to 2007 or so.
I went directly from the DAFA meeting to the TVQG annual retreat on Lake Texoma.  Literally.  I got there about 11 pm.

My goal was to work on a smallish quilt using a mauvey-gray and blue violet palette.  I started making Tuning Forks on Tuesday morning.  As always, I started in the upper left corner and got larger and darker as I worked toward the bottom right corner.  That gradation always makes me happy.
Late Tuesday I auditioned some blue-violet fabric.  Hmmm.  Might work.
I added a few blue-violet light value tuning forks to balance the bright blue-violet I intended to add.  So far so good.
 By Wednesday evening, I thought it was looking pretty good.
 My original idea was to place one large blue-violet tuning fork over the composition.  But, well, yuck.
 I decided to try a smaller single blue-violet tuning fork in the darker section.  Hmmm.  Might work.
I got the left 2/3 of the quilt sewn together, and the rest is in rows.  Monday morning, I'll hang it on the design wall in my studio and I'll see if it really works....

I'm linking this post to Nina-Marie's Off the Wall Friday.  Check out all of the quilt art there!


Jane Jennings said...

Hi Heather,
I love how you chose the subtle tuning fork colors to incorporate into your design. It really works with the other colors and shapes.

Norma Schlager said...

Love these subtle colors and how they work together.

MulticoloredPieces said...

Love these grayed colors and how you slide from one to another. Drop dead gorgeous!
best, nadia

Hilary Florence said...

Hi Heather
I agree with all the other commentators. You have a wonderful colour choice - subtle, understated and elegant. Really nice design and looks great.
Hilary Florence

Claire said...

What a shift in tone from the red-black-yellow to the more muted hues! I especially like the variety among the light fabrics. I'm so glad you didn't hide it with the big blue tuning fork. I'm not sure you need even the smaller blue one--I'll be interested o see what you end up doing.

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