Friday, September 20, 2013
Queen of Orange
Hand dyed cottons and silks,
Fused, hand and machine quilted.
I am showing two photos of the same quilt, taken with two different lighting set ups. The first one is from my kitchen fluorescent overhead lights and the second is from my bathroom overhead CFL bulbs + three incandescents. Neither of these reflect the true color, and it frustrates me. The true color is so lush and vibrant and intense, and the blues here are almost blah. I can hardly stand waiting til my new color corrected ceiling lights are installed.
So....I lay the quilt flat on my table which is lit with four halogen bulbs and am now much happier with the color and reflectivity. Phew!
The center square is silk shantung and very reflective and the long strings are charmeuse and equally shiny.
I REALLY loved making this quilt, as it brought me back to my favorite 'stacks' designing, which allows me to use lots of different colors, surface effect-fabrics and silks. Yay!
at 11:00 AM