Friday, January 09, 2009

Print Parade #1

Print Parade #1, commercial and hand dyed cottons, machine pieced and machine quilted. 22"square.

Print Parade #1 detail

I decided that I would quilt up one of these a day and find someplace in the house to hang them. They turquoise border is perfect for coordinating with my turquoise wall. I just have to make the decision of where to pound the hanging nail. eek.



Collage #1, oils, 36" square

Hanging the art makes the room look most like our room. Familiar paintings or quilts makes it seem more like home. I have the luck to have nails already in place in the woodwork, making hanging these a snap.

Sun/Storm, hand dyed cottons, fused, machine quilted, 48x30"

I was surprised, in a good way, how much this quilt coordinated with the bench fabric. Amazing. And of course it was made years ago, and just brought out from the archives.

9 comments:

  1. Oh my! these are absolutely gorgeous colours. I particularly love the bench, the wall and the painting above, it is so rich!
    I have been reading and enjoying your blog for a while. I grew up in Africa and your colour schemes and use of pure hues are something I am very familiar with. Thanks for these beautiful pictures.

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  2. Love your house, and that square painting is divine!

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  3. I love the luscious colors in today's quilt. I will definitely enjoy seeing your daily quilts; it's like a little gift every day. :)

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  4. Love the joyous new quilt. Your house is just glowing with warm color! Truly a happy home for your retirement.

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  5. If anyone had doubts that the wall paint is chosen well, they must be gone now! Together with these gorgeous quilts, the whole place has become a piece of art.

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  6. Just love Sun/Storm--the colors are absolutely amazing and perfect for the space! What a happy house it is going to be when you are done. Maybe a video tour for us all when it's finished???
    cathi

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  7. I love it and you are right, hanging your work does make a house a home. Your home. The color is oh so happy!

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  8. Mel,

    I love your new little piece. How fun. I was also thinking along the lines of Eva's comment when she says the "... whole place has become a work of art"! It is all so uniquely you. I love the Sun/Storm painting. It goes so well with the bench fabric. And I agree with Cathi - a video tour of your artful home would be fun!

    Kristin in SC

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  9. Mel, that wasn't all that many years ago. I remember when you brought that group of quilts to PAQA. Loved them then, still love them now. Check out by blog for my NEW addiction.

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