The more I see modern quilt guild type
quilts, the more I like many of them. I like how the actual quilting can create a sense of motion if it’s thought out. I like the quilts that make me think or that make statements even if I don’t like the actual statement they are making. The idea that fabric can evoke emotions is really cool.
However, I am getting tired of rectangles and squares. So many of them look alike. I had a thought a few days ago about how I was tired of geometric patterns and that free form flowing shapes are really interesting to me right now.
So I’m taking three simple fabrics and am going to see what I can do with them. The first two are bland ombré hand dyes in ashy blue and tan. The third fabric is burnt orange that actually is in the same shade as the tan just not diluted w grey like the tan. I’m challenging myself here. Not a single one of my beloved batiks in sight, and a lot of improv free cutting is going to happen. I plan on keeping the geometry to a kind of minimum.
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If anyone is curious, I chose the brown and blue ombre’s because they were, I thought, the ugliest fabrics I had in my stash. I was going through Joen Woflram’s color play books learning more about color and I wanted to challenge myself. Her instructions are very in depth. It isn’t the easiest material to consume because she is so detailed and thorough. But, I am learning a lot. She put a link on her blog to an online color pallet tool that I’ve found very helpful. The Paletton Color Scheme Designer…
Here it is: http://paletton.com/#uid=20u0u0kdHpM4UFQ94uEiolrmHhk