Friday, August 21, 2009

Stacked Boxes

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Stacked Boxes

Hand dyed cottons, fused and machine quilted 29.5 x 24” $500

Originally inspired by the Bon Bon series, I wanted to work in other color ways that don’t relate as much to sweetness. I went for that end of the spectrum where colors are warm but veer away from full intensity and I included some very light tints, down to dark textured greens. To contrast with the warmth I used blues and violets.

I used a few slivers of printed cottons for texture, but tried to keep them to a minimum. The 'dirty' greens in the background are some that I dyed this year, and I just HAD to use them.

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22 comments:

  1. Be still, my heart!

    This is just wonderful. I wish I had "said" that!

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  3. Gorgeous - just looking makes me happy.

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  4. Stunning. This blue is just magic, and I think it was a great decision to use a less brilliant colour as a "frame" and allow the blues and oranges to make their show!

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  5. LOve the dirty green......totally nails it!

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  6. Greta effect
    the colours sing!

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  7. Oh, how nice to see you making quilts again. This is wonderful -- love how it does focus on cool colors and yet it has a lot of warmth and zing.

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  8. Wonderful piece! And I love the dirty greens popping those blues, reds, ect. A real eye treat.

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  9. O Wow! Yeah, that's just sooo cool! I've been off the reservation for a while, so good to see you back into the thick of things. I'll get back in my studio one of these days. Maybe. =) Love what you're doing with the place, love your merry mess!

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  10. I'm so in awe of your work! The colors sing, the design totally grabs my attention... you are a real inspiration!

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  11. That fabulous blue against the dirty green is so effective.
    Thanks for the peek at your process with the studio.

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  12. This one knocks my socks off! I love the greens and the tiny strips of color. I love everything about it!

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  13. This is GORGEOUS. I just love the way you use color. Darling Millie turned me on to your blog. I love it. Jeanne Lachance

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  14. I love your new piece "Stacked Boxes" - it is a stunning knockout! Love your vibrant colors, especially those blues paired with the oranges and greens. Another winner!!

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  15. This comment is a little late but I just read this post. This work really reminds me a lot of the cross series you did a while back. Maybe I'm off but I see the cross right away before anything else strikes me. I really like it.

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  16. Anonymous12:31 PM

    Love it! As others have said, the green is a really great foil for that AWESOME blue and bright orange! The lime green little slivers also work...I wouldn't have thought to combine them with the dark, "dirty" green!

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  17. gorgeous color Mel, those olives and electric blue are to dye for!

    How wonderful to have your sister living so close now, I can see life is sweet.

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  18. Gorgeous piece! Your dirty greens really make this pop.

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