Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Colour and Texture

Earlier this month I was able to attend a workshop run by Lisa Walton of Dyed and Gone to Heaven.  Eight of us had a great day together learning how to make her "Chrystallisation" quilt. 

It was something quite different for me and I was out of my comfort zone coping with all the "randomness" of the technique.  To tell a person who is a perfectionist to cut strips with a rotary cutter without using a ruler, well .... !!!  Then to sew together strips totally at random, then cut them and put them back together again ...  Well, I threw all my order out of the window and went with the flow.

The quilt is all about colour and texture.  You can see from the picture of the completed quilt that I chose to use my favourite side of the colour wheel, starting with cerise, going out through purple, blue and turquoise, then with the final round in aqua.




You might be able to see from the close-up photo below that I have used all sorts of fabric, satin, silk, cotton, wool, velvet and lace.  I tied the quilt rather than quilting it and used varieties of the "feathers" wool which gave it even more texture.



All in all, I was quite happy with the result of my first 'art' quilt.

Regards
Val