Friday, December 31, 2010

Quilt

At the first Nancy Crow retreat I went to, the class was strip piecing. After dinner we would go back to the classroom and work. I keep slashing and resewing this piece but never made the hanging.It is now a hanging, but I'm not sure I like it and can't figure out why. Any ideas? The colors are not my usual pallette, but that usually doesn't bother me. The shape really is at an angle, but that I like. I think it is too busy for the left side of my brain.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

6 comments:

Linda Smith said...

I think it looks pretty cool as it is, but if you want to change it, how about a big applique. I could see a black outline of something - not solid, but like a cookie cutter - maybe one big crow to commemorate the class, or a big flower power type daisy (again just the outline like a cookie cutter would make) arranged asymmetrically over the piece. Just an idea off the top of my head.

Sue Bleiweiss said...

I like it but I think you may be right about it being too busy. There's no defined pattern or resting point for the eye which makes it hard to keep your eyes from bouncing all over it.

Gina said...

I like this piece a lot. For me if I were to make one change it would be the overall shape defined by the inside brown border. It is slightly pointing to the bottom left corner but I feel it needs to be more exaggerated. I think that perhaps if it were a more extreme point it could create the eye movement and 'center of interest'. This is a fun piece!

Terri Stegmiller said...

I think this has a great design to it. It has a chairs and ladders look to it. Perhaps in a different color scheme? Happy New Year!

Val said...

I like it too Sandy, but perhaps the green is a bit dominant? We all have different ideas of what we like - some work, some don't!
A very Happy and Creative New Year to you Sandy, and thanks so much for dropping by my blog and leaving a comment.

yasmin sabur said...

I think it may be the dark green border. It swallows up and over powers the center of the quilt. I'd pick up one of the lighter colors and try it as a border. Doesn't necessarily have to be square. The shape of the quilt (minus the green border) is interesting.