Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Completed Top

Untitled, hand dyed cottons, fused, unquilted so far

50x39"

I finished the top yesterday and sent this picture off to the client and am waiting to hear what she thinks. I am very happy to have had the challenge of doing this commission because the parameters were just perfect for me. The client wanted something non-pictorial and chose colors that I love and a size that was just this side of daunting.

I really had no picture in my mind as I set off to work, and procrastinated for days, finding miniscule reasons to put off beginning, but finally, determined to get a backbone, I dove in.

This is the first major piece I have made since moving to Tennessee. It feels good.

I will be quilting it, as soon as I get the nod from the client.

24 comments:

  1. The way you do that is just amazing, Mel. This is a stunning piece! All the pieces blend together as one, and it's hard to imagine that they haven't always been this way. It's breathtaking.

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  2. Spectacular... if she doesn't like it, she's crazy. :D

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  3. Too good to give away at a usual price. This is grand art.

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  4. Anonymous8:06 AM

    Melody, I love this. Beautiful just as it is, without any quilting. I love the SW, and this seems like a Southwest sunet to me.

    Rhonda M.

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  5. I agree! Definitely Southwestern, and drop-dead gorgeous!

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  6. OMG! This is absolutely gorgeous! I can't wait to see it quilted. My first thought was a schooner at full sail on the ocean at sunset! Isn't it wonderful that we all see different things?

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  7. This is amazing, Melody! I too first thought of the sea and weathering storms and my first thought was that looking at this everyday would make me think that I could do anything! Can't wait to see what you come up with for the quilting. It must be amazing to see at that size! Breathtaking!

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  8. Gorgeous colors and has a lot of movement...up up up! Love it!

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  9. Fabulous colors and design! I can't wait to see how you're going to quilt it. Stunning.

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  10. WOW! What a stunning piece... thanks for sharing your process -- it's always fascinating!

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  11. Wow! Wonderful, expansive and oh those colors. Has me ready to take on the day.

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  12. Totally Awesome! Looks like a ship with billowing sails to me. Very 3-d, it seems like its coming right off the wall towards me. Love, love, love it!

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  13. Anonymous10:56 AM

    You have a Dali thing going on there.

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  14. It brings back memories of sitting on the porch of an inn in NM and watching the sun set. Had those amazing colors of dark purple and red. I didn't do photography then, but it is imprinted in my brain.

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  15. MarinaL1:38 PM

    If I didn't know better I would have thought it was painted. You are a master! It is stunning!

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  16. Awesome!!!!!!! so much depth and vibration...You done good!!!!

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  17. I think this has an ethereal quality. Very nice work.

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  18. This piece is gorgeous and reminds me of a sunset.

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  19. Anonymous5:09 PM

    I see POWER, it speaks volumes to me but it is all about power when I look at it. WOW
    Linda

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  20. I know what you mean about putting off starting on a project. I love a quote from Walt Disney...."The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing."

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  21. I too think this is just beautiful. My first thought though was that it is a colourful look at a modern cityscape! Karen

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  22. Oh my! You have such a feel for color as I have never seen. This piece is just luscious. I too, feel a SW vibe and see the most intense sunset vibrating. Stunning!

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