I wanted it to tell a simple story with the sun rising at the bottom. A color study that was also of a time and place. One of the challenges was to use the measurements to add to the story. Shouldn't the sky be dominant? Rising far above the mountains. And yet it shouldn't be just a color--with that size I wanted there to be a continuing interest and development. Again there needed to be a complexity to the colors.
Of course the only way to get the quilt done was to begin. I always tell myself to start with what I know and trust that the quilt will develop as I grow into it. But what a bulk of fabric this was to work with. Still I knew the sun and started.
Still I kept sewing. The only way to get the quilt done was to move forward and trust that it would come together.
mountain sun--detail--ann brauer
Finally though it was done. Don't you love the complexities of the colors?
|mountain sun--30x70"--quilt--ann brauer 2018--image by John Polak|
And here is a detail. I love how the gently radiates its light against the grey of the mountains.
|detail--Mountain Sun--quilt--Ann Brauer--photo by John Polak|
I hung it in the studio so I could study it a bit.
|mountain sun in studio--quilts--ann brauer 2018|