Friday, April 23, 2010

Western Skies

I just love this piece! It's my latest digital quilt -- featuring another fabulous Fortuna sky photo -- called Western Skies and just finished this morning. The background fabric is one of my first shibori pieces from Jan Myers-Newbury's class last year at Eugene Textile Center. The striking color combo was just waiting for the perfect confluence of elements.

After finishing the quilt unbound, it needed something near the edges to frame it somehow. I decided on these small pieces of abalone left over from my jewelry-making days. I dug out my Dremel, drilled holes in the abalone, and stitched them on like buttons.

I'm really pleased with myself -- it's always a blessing when something turns out better than you'd expected it would!

Hoping to finish the Convergence challenge quilt this weekend, to be revealed on May 15. After spending so much time thinking about this piece and trying out various ideas on small study quilts, I'm definitely ready for this ship to sail!

10 comments:

Sandra Rude said...

Beautiful! I really like this one. It's a wonderful combination of hues and textures and patterns.

Nora Ibsen said...

I really like this one too. I love the colours and patterns and think the centre piece is especially lovely.

Terri Stegmiller said...

I like this piece. The colors are what grabbed me first and the all the different textures. Great job!

Approachable Art said...

Beautiful, Connie!

Vicki W said...

I love this one! The colors really pulled me in.

Judy said...

fabulous Connie!
love the idea of the abalone

xo

jackie said...

Quite right, I had already had to edit the top pic which had been cropped. Your colours are lovely, I'll come back to have another look.

artymess said...

Amazing ...really rich in colours and textures works on all levels ......Lorna

frazzledsugarplummum said...

Fabulous!
The muse has returned for the sky series. The abalone pieces are great.

The Idaho Beauty said...

Yum! I love the way your scattered rectangles and digital print just float, look suspended over the background. Great job!