Friday, July 23, 2010

Time to Reveal?


Geometry in Bloom 22 x 22
Machine applique and quilting, fabric manipulation (texturing, weaving) beads

Today is the deadline for the Hoffman Challenge, so it should be a good time to post my entry.  I scheduled this post before I left home, then deleted it.  I've seen some beauties on the web, and don't have much confidence in mine.  However,  I decided what the heck, and here it is.  (Because of Picassa, I could retrieve the picture.  Did you know that unless you specifically delete a photo, it stays in your Picassa album, even when the post is gone?)

I didn't like the challenge fabric.  I don't like this color, a minority opinion, I know.  The design seemed to be too prominent for a secondary fabric and not strong enough to be a focus fabric or to fussy cut.  I didn't intend to enter.  But once this idea came, I went with it.  I love the colors, and especially the ombre background fabric, and it was fun to make.  Whatever the outcome, I actually like this the best of all the ones I've made.

After a week babysitting grandchildren,  I'm heading off to Australia as this posts.  See you in mid-August!

9 comments:

Deb Geyer said...

Fun!! I like it. Have fun on your trip!!

Rian said...

Oh, yay! I have been waiting to see this. I can't understand why you don't like it, I think it's delightful. I love the geometrics in the flowers and your choice of background is wonderful. It's sweet and lovely. Hope you have a wonderful trip in wintry Australia!

Rian said...

I went to the HC website to see the fabric--I didn't even know what the challenge fabric was this year--it wouldn't have been my favorite, either. You executed it beautifully. I know your piece will be chosen for the show, if not a ribbon.

Joyce said...

I like it too! I am so jealous of your trip. My daughter lives over there and I haven't seen them for two years. Maybe next year...

*karendianne. said...

Machine applique and quilting so precise! I like it. Enjoy your trip to the fullest.

Debra said...

A very modern and updated approach! I like it very much!

Enjoy Australian for all of us!

Suzanne Kistler said...

I love your quilt!
I always get stressed about trying to "showcase" the fabric, and for me, the 2009 pick was a nightmare. Seeing the entire traveling collection last year was a revelation - it doesn't matter what the fabric's print is, or even what color it is. If you cut it up and incorporate it into something you're interested in creating, it just seems to work.

Your entry does exactly that, and I, for one, find yours to be quite inspirational. Good luck!!

Barbara C said...

Lovely! Those Hoffman challege fabrics are usually duds to me, and I think you made a great piece. The design is very whimsical.

Enjoy your trip!

Kathleen said...

So glad you reposted and let us see it. Nice work! Love it all... the colors you chose, the background, the texture look of the flowers, the design. I know I'll be back a few times this week just to enjoy looking at it.