Red and Pink
18" x 24"
color, rich and saturated, evocative,
softened with stitching,
machine and by hand.
and brought to life with simple shapes
It feels good to be working again. This is my first quilt of the new year. Yes, it's small, but a palpable start. I love repetition in design. I cut circles around the center of the window crosses for the center of the flowers. Then I used the windows in the inner border, and once again repeated the cross shape in the hand stitching on the background of the flowers (see closeup below). I'm saving the edge finish for a workshop. I am teaching at the end of February on finishing techniques for small quilts at the Austin Area Quilt Guild.
I have to laugh that the red and pink IKEA couch is still inspiring me. Maybe I should call it the IDEA couch?