Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Last weekend I managed to find a stretch of time to play with some fabric that I had quilted and painted earlier in the week. I was suppose to be working on my Chocolate challenge piece, but this rainbow of colors was calling to me. I just needed something fun and colorful to fill the day. The attempt to add order to the chaos of the stitching and colors is a reflection of life around our house. Somehow I keep thinking that I can push all that energy into some organized direction. I know, I know, it's never going to work, but please don't take away my hope. .
The piece is 16" x 16". I painted the fabric with the whole rainbow of colors, but it definetly reads as a triatic color scheme -- blue green, red violet, and yellow orange. I'm planning on adding a small black border when I have the opportunity to pull the sewing machine back out.
I happy to have some color to add to the wall now that the Christmas decorations are put away. A reminder that summer is coming during our wet winter days. (Though I can't complain today since we woke up to three inches of snow!!! Enjoy it while you can and ignore the rain that is coming down on top of it.)

4 comments:

Susan said...

My prayers are with you all today.
Susan

Anna said...

I've tagged you for make my day award ( hope you dont mind) - you have always inspired me and made my day!!

Dianne said...

The fabric in this quilt is beautiful. Your quilts are just gorgeous - full of glorious, happy colours.

Judy said...

I love this piece! You were brave to use black stitching and you did it beautifully! It really sets off the gorgeous colors!!