Thursday, January 21, 2010

Texture Study


                                                            Texture Study     8" x 10"


It seems a long, long time since I had a finished piece, but finally here is one.  For Christmas, I received a copy of Lyric Kinard's book art + quilt and have started working through some of her exercises.  One of the first ones is to make a piece in all white or off-white, focusing on texture.  When I made "wearable art" I used lots of monochromatic fabric combinations, so I had plenty of interesting scraps.  This piece includes satin, corduroy, chintz, polar fleece, as well as muslin, and some pearl trim.   This was fun, and I like the results.  I've already cut and planned another in black.  It's amazing how many different blacks there are, and how beautiful they can be when combined.

I've also finished my self-portrait for Interpret This, and put together the curved piecing blocks I made for the guild program back in November.  They'll be a charity quilt when they're finished.  And--I trimmed the all the blocks for the basket quilt, laid them out on the guest room bed, and plan to slowly sew them together, aiming for February 1 as the finish date.

Last, but not at all least, thanks to all the helpful answers to my questions.  It looks like I'll be ordering a bendable bright light in the near future, and probably going with "Harvest Gold nouveau" for the dining room walls.  And to those of you who suggested repainting if the color didn't work, easy for you to say!  I won't admit how long it's been since the last paint job.

11 comments:

Vicki W said...

Well done!

Finishing Lines by K.Sperino said...

this is pretty, Kay.

Nellie's Needles said...

Elegant!

Barbara C said...

Your quilt is very striking. What a dramatic result from one color.

Beena said...

I really love it, Kay! It inspires me to make a piece with the low to no color contrast, that just focuses on the yummy textures. Sounds like a good book.

Can't wait to see your IT piece!

Joyce said...

I love that white on white. I bet you'll need the light when you do black on black... so hard to see when quilting. The results will be stunning I'm sure.

lyric said...

This is beautiful Kay! The composition is well done and your textures are intriguing.

Rian said...

I really like this piece a lot. Lovely, serene, interesting.

*karendianne. said...

Gosh Kay, this piece is really neat. I really dig the fact that you got this book and started working thru the exercises to really get in there and learns something. This is yet another thing I "so dig" about you! Look what cool magic you created. Wow. Definitely looking forward to BLACK!!! Target date for that?

Enjoying the thought of the baskets, too. I hope I've not missed the post in Interpret This that shows your finished piece but I'll check.

Hard to know until after Monday but it's very unknown and sketchy for Kingston. Vet's are completely unsure... bummer me.

Allison Ann Aller said...

This is lovely....
...so elegant, like Nellie said.
...and combining those fabrics reminds me a whole lot of crazy quilting!

*karendianne. said...

Not the same as seeing this up close and personal. Just sayin'.