|vibrant, intense color in nature|
Reading any journal dedicated to artists of any kind reveals that this is a common thread among those artists. Painters, fabric artists and even bead and clay artists experience this frustration with their work. Why does it surprise me that IT happens with quilters as well. Finding the inspiration can be as simple as being intrigued by a certain pattern. For example:
Just look at the amazing dynamic of this quilt. The colors and patterns of the fabric alone create a distinct contrast that actually appears to create a dimension with the lighter purple background seeming to recede. The fabric choices are perfect for the pattern. This is a nine patch variation, one of my favorites.
|Thank you Susan, this quilt does indeed inspire!|
A close up of the patterned fabric shows the green blenders that contrast but support the overall pattern. Notice the simple quilting pattern. I am sure it has a name but I don't know what it is. Just large squiggles in a horizontal fashion done by a long-arm quilter.
Marilyn shared this finished beauty. The tonal colors are very different from Susan's quilt but it is the tonal colors that creates the secondary pattern. The half-square triangles along the border creates stunning little chevrons enhanced by the tone on tone colors.
|pattern on pattern|
This close up shows that more clearly. The quilting pattern done by the same long arm quilter flows from one block to the next and does not interfere with the pattern. Whether it is High contrast colors or tone on tone colors the quilt artists has multiple opportunities to find that spark that reignites her creativity. Have a lovely weekend.