Monday, September 22, 2014

Sewn...........

Well....the photographer (me!) obviously wasn't standing straight in front of this!!  It was almost midnight and I wasn't in the mood to go down to the basement and retake the photo.




Everyone tells me I'm so good with color on these colorwashes, but it is value that makes them work, light to dark.  With busy multicolor prints, occasionally a color will get grouped, like the green in this area, but it is the busyness and multicolor that is making it blend.  It is like one of those collages that look like a certain person or object, and then they zoom in and it is a bunch of photos strategically placed to make it work.

26 comments:

Michele T said...

Wow! It looks amazing sewn together... You need to rest and admire this one now!! I still can't believe how many different fabrics you have on hand! I should have jumped on the band wagon to buy a kit because with my stash, I'd be lucky to make a place mat! Lol

B Hunter said...

I think... that most of us are still stuck in our Elementary School Color... guides--- that didn't/don't take in to consideration the depth and VALUES of color or explain it very well either. There is more to color than just a variation of the color!!!! As you so often show with your creations.

Linda Swanekamp said...

It is just super! The colors are so refreshing! It does not look like a bunch of squares, but like a landscape of color.

Mary said...

Beautiful! What a treat to see finished.

Lostinspace said...

I love it, it looks like the best kind of summer day and you got lost in an English flower garden!

Karen H said...

Absolutely beautiful! I always love seeing your colorwash quilts.

Gene Black said...

It looks great. I just have to tell you that I got Joen Wolfrom's book Color Play as an early birthday gift. She explains a lot about value as well as color in it, as you know.

Debbie said...

You have done it again......a lovely wash of color. A real midnight delight!

patty a. said...

The top is beautiful! Twenty kits to make - wow, that will be a lot of cutting!

Quiltdivajulie said...

You ARE good with color . . . AND you are good with value and helping the rest of us understand!

This one is beautiful!!

Hedy Hahn said...

This is beautiful. You do have the ability to see what works with value and color, an amazing gift that you share with us. I drink my coffee each morning and you are my second fix of each day ! Thank you.

Vicki W said...

I think I do pretty well with value but every time I've tried to do one of these I've only ended up with a headache. :O
You definitely have a special talent!

Needled Mom said...

Wow! Did you ever use a color more than once?

Tilkunviilaaja said...

Your wallhanging/quilt looks lovely! The colours flow into each other but they do not blur. It is just right. You are very talented with coloured fabrics!

Alice Turcotte said...

Your quilt is so cheerful. Do you have a favorite designer or mfr for your fabric choices? Alice Alvgore at nycap. Rr dot com

Nancy J said...

Lovely, I like the greens together, and all the others blend perfectly, I sometimes wonder if you do a lot of re-arranging or is it right the first time? Your colours shine, as always. Cheers,Jean

Featheronawire Sally Bramald said...

You are the Queen of colourwash!

JJM said...

As ALWAYS PERFECTION, wish I had your eye for color wash. I think I will send my kits back to you and have your set them up the rows for me and I will stitch them up... ha, ha (*._,*) wish I lived next door.

I am a monotone person... I think that is my problem.

JJM

JJM said...

OMG Wanda I bet you think I am an idiot for typing that sentence. I wanted to type.. "Have you set up the rows for me".

Charlotta said...

Bravo! Another winner!

Maggie said...

Oh wow! It's just gorgeous.... X

Sheila said...

This is beautiful! I never tire of seeing your colorwash pieces. Or your mug rugs. Or anything project you create.

Lesley Gilbert said...

*B*E*A*U*T*I*F*U*L*

Jeannette said...

Lovely, as always...what a summer you have had!

HollyM said...

Its very beautiful! You're definitely good with value too. I think that might be my weak spot.

Sharon M said...

You're great with value and color! I'm with Holly, I think value is my weak spot too. I have a hard time buying light fabrics. Jewel tones get me every time!