Monday, January 02, 2012

Chartreuse Revisted

I finally finished this small art quilt that lingered about in various piles throughout my studio for months! In fact, I originally started it for the Chartreuse challenge as part of the 12x12 ColorPlay Series in April.

Meandering Home
Originally I thought the composition had some problems and I didn't think I'd have time to finish the hand stitching before the Chartreuse deadline. (So, this is my official chartreuse 12x12 instead.) But over the next several months, I added some new bits here and there and took my time with all those loopy vines.

Yellow and green monoprinted fabric made in a workshop long ago. Also sun printed fern fabric created in a workshop long ago.

I love this line of zig zag stitching that echos the zig zag in the monoprint... but it's nearly invisible since I did it was white thread. Sometimes I have a hard time finding the balance between enough contrast to make an impact but still have subtlety. Some overcast blue stitching on the fused green binding on the bottom. The top edge has a yellow fused binding and the sides have a satin stitched finish. I love mixing interesting edge treatments.
Here's a serious close up -- French knots, tiny sheer houses and layers of fabric and stitching.

9 comments:

Gerrie said...

Love it and not just because it is chartreuse.

I LOVE color! said...

I love your design and your creativity. Be blessed to be a blessing

Amy Parra Morusiewicz Fun from A to Z! said...

Fantastic - love the surprises of french knots and zig zag when you get close up to it...

Karen said...

I really like this Deborah!

Judy said...

I love the color and the embellishment that you've done. Enjoy your week.

Kristin L said...

I love all the subtle textures and patterns in there to explore. I missed the zig zag the first time around, but I love it too now that I see it. :-)

Vivien Zepf said...

Love, love, love this!

Vicki said...

I love all the layers and the tectures and of course the glorious colour in this.

Tomara said...

Very nicely balance, I love all of your handwork in this, makes it very personal! :)