Hand dyed cottons, fused, machine quilted. 23x24"
I had to make myself simplify, which stopped me from starting this piece for three days. I kept getting too realistic, and my artier side knew that would be wrong. In this case simple is better. That way the shapes and colors could shine, rather than be fighting with too many details. And knowing that Christine liked the fancy quilting of several pieces of my previous work, I knew I would be focusing more attention on the stitching space.
Then I didn't have any glowing colors fused up, so I spent a some time fusing some half yards that I have been saving 'for something special'. This was just what I needed to use the good stuff.
Then to get the right light for the quilting, I waited to shoot these photos until the sun was on the west side of my studio, and turned off my overheads, so shadows would be cast on the texture of the quilting.
This changes the colors of the quilt too. Darkening the greens and purples. What is the real color? Depends on the light it is in.