Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Previews

I usually don't like to show unfinished work, but I am pretty darn excited about this start, so why not? It's about 4 feet square, which may be reduced as I go along. The design is not centered and that may become something I alter as I look at it. In fact, I really don't know for sure if this way is up at this point. And I might add, this is just the beginning. I have more to add... judiciously...

It is fused, and is silks and cottons, all hand dyed except for the aqua and lavender quad background. I purposely tried to blur the edges of the orb by matching the colors, but alas that aqua side was too multi to make that work.

I began with a limited palette, but lost my resolve along the way. Typical.
The other day a new idea of what to add, flashed into my head, and that will be tried out today.

25 comments:

  1. I love it! You're gonna tell how you did it, right? I took a class a couple of years ago from Jane LaFazio on fractured circles, but it was mixed media, not quilting. I'd love to try quilting one!

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  2. I like your start and as always, your colors.

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  3. boy oh boy, how I love your work...
    every look at your blogspot makes me feel happy, happy, happy.
    One day I will know how to work on quilts.... for now I keep enjoying your work.

    Pien
    -The Netherlands-

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  4. Just wondering about the fusibles that you prefer. Do you choose them according to the fabric weight? Is there any brand or type that you find better than others?

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  5. This is gorgeous, Melody! Can't wait to see what you do with it next.

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  6. Your colours are so lovely, Melody

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  7. I love opening your posts! I'm sure my eyes get wide and I know I grin from ear to ear! This one really makes me happy and it'll be so fun to watch what happens! I can only imagine how much fun you're having.

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  8. LynneP9:18 AM

    This is a beautiful beginning and I can't wait to see what you do next.
    The colors/combinations are scrumptious! Thanks for posting so regularly as I like to read and drink my tea.

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  9. ...very inspiring :) AGAIN!

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  10. There are so many things going on in this strong composition that make it delish; the wonky oval shape, the little lines working with the texture of the hand dyed whole cut pieces and the line of the design that draws your eye around the piece.

    The disappearing edge is a great concept and it will be fun to see it appear in your finished piece :)

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  11. I'm always inspired by your use of color but today there is something added. Luminosity. It's glowing with a light source of it's own. Love it Melody, can't wait to see how you use it!

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  12. LOVE to see and hear about your creative process!

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  13. Beautiful. Sunspots!!

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  14. I think it looks like a sparkling jewel! Beautiful!

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  15. I also love to hear/see the process. Thanks for letting us "inside your head."

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  16. It is YUMMY!
    Hugs,

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  17. Love this,
    Wonder if this sewing curves might be something you would share at our retreat- short but sweet.
    I really loved this idea of the outer curve melding into the fabric on the outside.
    Two weeks and 2 days till Snowbird Retreat!
    Would you post a note asking if there are any food allergies meal planning purposes...

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  18. Love this, Mel! I think circles are exciting, with lots of room for visual play. The pink and yellow quadrants blur really well. Looking forward it's next step.

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  19. i love circles, i just posted thoughts on that wonderful shape on my blog.
    your colors are the best yummy ones around!
    sonja
    http://sonjahagemanndesigns.blogspot.com

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  20. Oooh ooh OOOOOHH! Me LIKEY!!! :-)

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  21. Just found your blog and will enjoy following your progress. Love your colors and your dogs!

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  22. Stunning. Simply stunning. Uplifting and energizing to the eye....and to the heart.

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  23. Love the colours and can't wait to see the finished product.

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