Friday, September 04, 2009

Treehouse


Treehouse

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




This quilt happened by accident. Sorta.

I went to clean off my worksurface and found that lime green house shape and one piece led to another. I have recently learned about making quilts using a color scheme. Wha? Well, for years I have had the use of a myriad of colors in a single piece of fabric and that led me to use 'all color all the time' which in a way became my trademark.
But the concept of limiting my palette happened later in life, thankfully, and now I try to work within a range of colors, usually in three or so hues, but in many values within that hue. One needs darks, mediums and lights to have real impact. And now that I have discovered this way of working I see a real change in the finished product.
I am so happy that serendipity took over. I really feel I am back in the saddle.

14 comments:

  1. Beautiful, Mel! You are such an inspiration!

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  2. It doesn't have an obvious Halloween theme to me. I like the way the elements are balanced, especially wiht that horizontal piece of commercial fabric on the right. Just the right touch!

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  3. Love the use of prints along with the hand-dyes.

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  4. Oh MAN Melody, this is FABULOUS! I can't even pick out one thing to say that is extra special, because I'd end up writing til noon...this is just fabulous!

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  5. I love the colors...and the tree!

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  6. You've done it again. I'm just enjoying being a huge fan! =)

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  7. Beautiful!
    So, if commercial fabric edges tend to fray despite being fused w/ WU, how will that horizontal piece that Brooke mentioned not fray? or don't you worry about that?
    Thanks so much.

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  8. You are amazing and the colors just send me over the moon. Jeanne

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  9. You certainly are back in the saddle. Colors are perfect. The orange print fabric echoing the tree shapes is the perfect touch. You are so creative.

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  10. Wonderful, simply wonderful!

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  11. Anonymous10:56 PM

    I never thought you got out of the saddle!

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  12. I understand the joy of bathing in color, unwilling to reject any of them; but the limited scales are yet greater, because all colors can be tiring, whereas these let the eye rest on the quilt and find quietude.

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