Friday, August 28, 2009

Con Brio

Con Brio

Hand dyed and commercial cottons, fused, hand and machine quilted. 14.5x15" $250 Email me.

Con Brio is defined as "with liveliness or spirit" which I thought was about right for this piece.

For a long time I couldn't use browns in my work, but recently I started thinking of the color as dark orange. I love orange and that changed everything. Ha!

Just so you know, sometimes I get lost and forget what it is I do. Honestly, I get stopped dead in my tracks and forget how to make this stuff. So I go to the archives and review past works. Here's the group of photos that reminds me what my works looks like.


  1. I love the new colors you are using in your work! The orange and brown look great with the blue and green.

  2. Anonymous6:57 PM

    YES! Orange is dark brown! totally!

  3. Oh gosh, Melody -- I do that all the time! (Have to look at my work to remember what I do!)

    Love the addition of the rich browns.

  4. Ms. Melody, I have to tell you that when I opened your blog today it took my breath away! This piece is just amazing. Each time I look at it I see a new element that is just perfect! Rest well knowing that what you do is such an inspiration and joy to others!

  5. Anonymous9:24 AM

    In the close ups I was admiring your machine stitching. Did you have burgandy in the bobbin with the turquoise top thread to make the top stitches look more like hand stitches?

  6. Your work is so beautiful! Sometimes visiting your blog makes me feel a bit low because I know I'll never create anything as beautiful. But seeing your pieces is a special gift because its beauty like this that makes the world a lovely place and makes your blog a treat to visit!!

  7. Just a thought...on one of the occasions where you forget how you make your work, why not try NOT looking in the archives and start anew? You might come up with a whole new approach! Actually, I was kind of surprised that you would forget how to do your work!

    Kristin F. in SC

  8. Just gorgeous... knock-your-eyes-out gorgeous!


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