Friday, August 30, 2013

Collaborating

The first person on my Make Me A Quilt list is Elaine M. I asked Elaine: if you have a particular piece from my past series or anything non-series-wise that appeals, let me know.
She replied:

I love these a lot: October Gift and Desert sky, the Urban Landscapes series and the Streets and Rivers Series
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I'd like to know what else you would like from this list:
 
1. choices of size (with price based on size)
I want this to hang in my bedroom. I have several pieces that are 18" wide by 22" long and would like to get another one in that size range

2. orientation: portrait

 3. color scheme: some periwinkle blue and rust/cheddar orange with anything else you want
there really isn't a color I don't like
vivid and earthy are my favs, not all dark and no pastel
 
4. surface treatments
hand and machine quilting. I like when you extend the lines in the image and wander about

5. imagery: abstract, botanical, geometric, atmospheric
I like all of these

 6. fused or pieced. no hand applique.
either
I really want this to be your work so I hope I haven't been too specific.
 
So that is where we began.
Next I brought out my fabrics in search of the perfect periwinkle blue.
 
I pulled out everything that could be possibly be considered periwinkle, a very elusive color. I love it myself, so I can understand the eagerness to have it be a feature color in your quilt. I think it tends to look on the gray side until something very contrasting is juxtaposed. To dye periwinkle, a life long goal of mine, one must add a touch of fuchsia to the dye mix which then causes texture to form due to the quick action of the pink vs. the slow action of the blue. So mostly I can't get the solid that I want.
I do want to include some of these textured pieces, and have loads and loads of warm orangey colors to contrast.
From this point I began to design in my head and have several ideas which I will try out today. I'll work on this for a few hours and see how far I get. Stay tuned.
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BTW, thanks for all your enthusiastic response. I now have a list of 25 participants. I hope everyone can be patient!
 
 

15 comments:

  1. This is fun to watch unfold!

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  2. You do such beautiful work! I continue to try, but still have not gotten the intensity of your dyed fabrics. I haven't given up yet though!,

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  3. This is wonderful! The opportunity to see inside your head during the process is a real teaching moment for fellow artists. Thank you.

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  4. This is so exciting!

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  5. Las telas elegidas son maravillosas!
    No puedo imaginar el resultado aunque será espectacular, de eso estoy segura.

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  6. This is like going to Art Scool on Steroids! THANKS!

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  7. I love the samples she chose and the colors you picked are beautiful together!

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  8. So excited that you are sharing your process and looking forward to seeing your results! Such fun!

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  9. Brilliant -- such a kick to watch your process! As always, it's one of the main attractions to your blog -- which I read religiously every morning with my mug of tea, and have since 2008. (Wow! Time flies!)

    I'm percolating on my wish list for our 'collaboration'! Feeling rather giddy!

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  10. I feel giddy too...I never thought it would be possible to own a piece of your work! I'd better get my thinking cap on. The trouble is I would be happy with anything I think. Your colours all resonate with me...it's so exciting!

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  11. Wow....this is fun and it's not even mine!

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  12. I would think that a good way to go is to do 3 of these at the same time. I work that way, and when I get stumped on one piece, I move to the next. Usually the design solution for the first one appears while I'm working on the 2nd one. Plus, then you have picked out the palette - do you work that way?

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  13. I love the fabrics colors wow... can't wait to see more....

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  14. I would love to be able to put my hand in and take some of the beautiful fabric and pieces you create it's so exciting to see your work. I sent for some more paint and today i have been in the garden painting some fabric, I'm afraid the garden furniture has a little more colour on it than it had where I have laid it to dry. Thank you for inspiration xxxxx

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