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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Art quilt using solids

Three things to be happy about:
(1) first day of summer
(2) perfect beach weather
(3) vibrant oil paintings

Happy Summer, everybody!  And thanks, Sue, for the suggestions on my Motown wannabe... I think it just might be after all!

I've been thinking about how to approach my solids segmented quilt swap, over on the 15 Minutes site, then I thought I'd just dive right in and see what I could do... I have more fabric after all.  The finished quilt is to be 15 x 15 and we're swapping with a partner.  Here's the Matisse I'm using for my inspiration:

I always forget to document the process!  I had gotten into it when I remembered to take this picture:

Here's the final quilt:

That green on the right is actually a dark green, not aqua. 

To me it looks sort of blah... any suggestions???  Do the colors need to be bumped up a notch??  Or do I just quilt it and call it done??


  1. I think I'd quilt it ... and then try another one!

  2. A black zig-zag quilting with one red circle quilted - Matisse was simple and fractured which you have acheived.

  3. I agree with Vrooman's Quilts about black zig-zag quilting might pop it.

  4. Exactly! Look at the elements of the picture and use them in the quilting...black zig zag...the outline of the woman's face...abstract floral design? Keep the colors simple, but strong like the black zig zag and I think you will have captured the flavor of the art piece.

    Deb from clutteredquilter.blogspot.com

  5. Love what you have done thus far, but I do agree about with others about adding the black zig zag to spice it up a bit.


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