Thursday, March 15, 2012

Relative Values

This piece of discharged linen had been waiting for the right time to become a quilt, and Fiberactions' "monochromatic" challenge was it.  Today is the reveal day, so do go to the other blog to see what our other team members have come up with.

This piece is called Peak Experience and it measures 13x14 inches.

But wait, there's more ~

This is a piece of shiboried recycled linen, called Silver Lining and measuring 15x21 inches.  I had several pieces of shiboried fabric that would have worked for the challenge, but I thought I'd stick with one, like the first piece above, that relied on tonal values of dark to light rather than add color to the mix this time around.

So there you have it ~ two monochromatic quilts.  Check out our others at Fiberactions.

9 comments:

Gina said...

Beautiful, I love the organic feel!

Sandra Rude said...

They are so different from one another, but both are wonderful examples of shibori cloth. Nice work!

Alice Fox said...

Hi Connie. They're really striking! I love the first one especially.

Deb Levy said...

Love it! Your shibori has so much visual texture!

Els said...

Silver Lining is very subtle ! Like flying over mountain ridges ...
Love the others over at "Fiberactions"

Jan said...

Fabulous!

Jeannie said...

Gorgeous Connie! I love shibori and these are beautiful.

frazzledsugarplummum said...

Strong piece.

Meg in Nelson said...

I love love love the first piece because the contrast in values are so distinct, and it suits the shapes, I think. Very strong first impression.

At first glance I didn't like the second piece because the shapes and the value contrasts were too wishy washy, but having a closer look, it looks like a trekking map - with the mountains, valleys and the tiny footprints. And the more I look at it, the more interesting.

I think if I were to own one, I'd enjoy the second piece forever, though I may think I know the first piece relatively quickly.

But I like them both.