Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Flower Quilt

I made this the other day. It's 12 x 12. My personal critic (and you know who you are), said the vase fabric should be different as it blends in too much. I agree, so I'll probably make another one.

16 comments:

  1. It's beautiful and I wouldn't have noticed the vase blending in. But now that you mentioned it, I guess you're right!

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  2. By blending in do you mean that it is the same tone as the background so it doesn't stand out as much as the flowers do.

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  3. I like it, and here's my 2cents. The flowers are the primary focus, whereas the vase is secondary. Your choice of fabrics makes it so. A bit more detailing (waterline? outline? shading?) on the vase would give it more definition and move it forward from the background.

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  4. Ha ha ha. I really like the shapes of the flowers and the way you positioned the leaves.

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  5. well, it's very pretty as is...but you would know as the artist what you want to achieve...

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  6. It's wonderful, and I like the vase as is too!!

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  7. I like the vase fabric because it looks like glass, but it does get lost against the background.
    Maybe play with a new background...

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  8. I agree with Nellie -But maybe some handstitching on the vase to hi-lite the mauve flowers might help-but hey it's you art so you know what is needed.

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  9. I agree, the vase recedes into the background. Maybe you could add some color with stamps or water soluble crayons. The composition is really nice, definately worth a little more work.

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  10. It's a lovely quilt Terri, but I do agree a few lines of stitching to accetuate the roundness of the vase perhaps? But I wouln't change it too much at all myself.

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  11. I like it though I do see the point about the vase. Maybe some extra colours added, as Judy also suggested?

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  12. I love the composition, Terri. How about playing with sheer fabrics over the vase to see how changing the colour may change the overall effect? If it works on its own you could always stitch it over and cut away the surplus!

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  13. It's a beautiful quilt, Terri. I do agree that the vase doesn't contrast enough with the background. You could probably fix that by outlline stitching the base with a darker blue or black. I would hate to see you lose the color/texture of the vase fabric by painting overlay. I love that fabric.

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  14. Such a pretty quilt. I agree with the above comment - the fabric is beautiful, and maybe an outline would provide enough contrast.

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  15. Well I suppose it doesn't zing as much as the flowers but then it has the appearance of a glass vase.
    I like it.

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  16. Sarah's LaoLaoMay 18, 2007 7:54 AM

    I agree with so many others that as it currently is--it reminds me of glass but is also blends too readily w/ background. would it be possible to strengthen the intensity of the vase by sponging a slightly more intense color onto it (experimenting 1st, of course, w/ scraps). The other way to go would be to wash the values of the vase out even further by adding more dappled/sponged light blue/white and having the slightly lighter negative space balance the intense saturation of the flowers. Would photograph it first and then play around w/ the photo rather than risk spoiling such a gorgeous piece. What I would do is leave it alone--it's gorgeous.

    Pat from OH

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