Monday, November 1, 2010

Inspired by Color

As I spend time reading art quilt books they say collect pictures that inspire you. I pulled this picture out of a clothing catalog. I am not sure which one, maybe Land's End. I don't ever order anything from the catalogs so I don't feel bad tearing out pages. The color of these shirts really struck me so this pictures has been hanging on the wall in my quilt shack since spring. Last weekend was a rainy mess so I dedicated one day My Day.
I fished through my stash and came up with similar colors and went for it. Cut and sew and cut and sew and came up with this. I am really pleased with it. Good thing, because if my first attempt with art quilting was a disappointment it may have been a while before I tried again.
It is my plan to make long narrow accompanying pieces to go on each side.Halloween was a fun time for the kids. We were invited to a friends house to go Trick or Treating. Our neighborhood would have been a flop. We never get trick or treaters It is probably because we have a long dark driveway that snakes up steeply through the trees.

I went out on a limb and tried a new recipe using tomatillos. I have never used them before, they are quite pretty. The peeling was flower like and kinda sticky. The finished product however was not as appealing. It looked awful and was not tasty. I won't make that one again but fear not, I won't stop trying.


Elaine Adair said...

This is simply stunning! How beautifully it turned out - I agree about trying to make an "art" piece - it seems we either HAVE it or DON'T - your first piece indicates you DO have it. You clever girl you!

Dionne said...

Wow! Your quilt is fabulous! You've become quite the quilter over the past years! Love the Halloween pics. I hope your recipe came out well. I miss tomatillos, hard to come by up here.

Patty said...

Like the way your quilt came out.Neat inspiration.

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Quilter Kathy said...

Love your art quilt!!
Are you sewing along with Bonnie's new mystery??

scraphappy said...

What a great combination of colors. I love the idea of finding an inspiration piece and going from there. Sorry to hear that the weather is messing with your plans. I hope you are able to have a happy Thanksgiving despite the snow.

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