Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Gift
98" x 98"
The only thing missing is the bow!  ...well, that and the quilting.  I fully expected to have this quilt done by this time.  However, my other art quilts have been stealing my time.  And, I am not ready to quilt this one just yet, I thought I would show you some variations on a theme, done on my computer....just because it is fun!


I quickly threw this project together in a few days with batik and dyeing.  However, it is a simple pattern that could be easily pieced.  Beauty in a simple form!  I took some big pieces (about fat quarter sized), folded in half twice, dipped the edges in wax.  Then the standard, bleach discharge, and overdye.  Boil out the wax, trim each block (now about 19.5" square), and stitch together.

 And, as much as I like bright colors, I couldn't help but think that this would look good in some other color palettes.  And so, I took a photo and uploaded into Photoshop.  Then with the magic wand tool, I went around the quilt selected different colors, and replacing with other colors. Here are two, a lovely pastel collection, and one in black and white and grey.
The possibilities are endless!  And the idea of designing quilts on the computer is not a new one.  I will say that nothing compares to standing in front of the real quilt.  Computer screens do not take scale into account.  A tiny photo that looks pretty on the computer screen does not evoke the same feeling as the full scale project.  It is fun though!

2 comments:

KerryFelter said...

I've nominated you for a Liebster Award for blogging! Read about it at....http://kerryfelter.blogspot.com/

kathy york said...

Kerry, Thanks!