You see I got inspired to test some machine quilting on top of the quilt just to see what happens. And I discovered if I choose the fabric carefully it adds to the quilt rather than making it feel confined. (Harsh words but that can happen, if you know what I mean.) Well one quilt led to another. And then I started mixing and matching.
But rather than telling you about it--let me show you some of the experiments.
|field of first growth--12x40 inches--Ann Brauer 2014|
Now one of the great things about these pieces if they can be used separately. Perhaps as a wall hanging for that long narrow spot.
|harvest field--12x40"--Ann Brauer|
|field of teal--12x40"--Ann Brauer|
But then they can also be used in arrangements. Think of that space over the sofa. And yes I just pinned these in place--they can be hung more formally is you wish.
|three fields--Ann Brauer|
Or going up the staircase:
Stagger this combination:
And then rotate it--why not?
Or maybe the colors should be switched again:
Notice the effect of the slightly darker yellow and the addition of the purple or plum. Oh I could pin them up forever and take their snapshots. But I have work to do. Each piece leads me to want so many more to play with. Isn't that why people love to shop from artists anyway--to get inspired and play with design. I want to make all the colors of the rainbow. Maybe a green with just a tad more olive. Or another brown. Don't really have anything in the blue family yet. And the red family?
How many can I finish before the Paradise City Arts Festival March 21-23? Which ones will sell? Will the public even enjoy playing with them as much as I do? And if they sell at Paradise will I also have some for the Philadelphia Furniture Show April 4-6?
What do you think? Which ones are your favorites?
For more information on the Paradise City Arts Festival: www.paradisecityarts.com
The Philadelphia Invitational Furniture Show: www.philaifs.com
And my Etsy shop has some under either wall hangings or table runners--check both places as I couldn't figure out where best to list them.