Chartreuse is the new neutral!

Okay, I never said I had a dull sense of color! It’s just when I was working on this quilt, it seemed like this lovely chartreuse I’ve dyed worked well with just about everything, and worked well at separating lots of the stronger colors. So, when choosing the color of thread to quilt in the ditch, I of course chose…chartreuse!

Anyway, I blogged about the inspiration and process of this quilt over at Robin’s over the weekend. I had way too much on my plate that weekend, but found that it provided some creative impetus to “git ‘er done”…well, almost done. The quilt sat on my wall for a day or 2, and I realized it needed more stripes/walkways around the outside edge. So, for better or worse, here’s the final quilt:

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It still doesn’t have a name, but besides the label it’s done. And I need a daylight picture: the plum color is not as dark as it appears, and the blue is not as bright. What I love about it is that the colors are very different than what I’ve been working with lately – and I like them! Again, here’s the color palette I drew from Robin’s inspiration quilt:

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I’ve got a folder filled with images whose color combination inspire me, I’m definitely going to go the next step and create a palette like I did above, it really helped me focus on what I was trying to achieve.

In interest of full disclosure…we bloggers are apt to show off our workspace at their best, me included. Any old who, here’s what it looked like during the making of this piece! YIKES!

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The me of this moment doesn’t know how i can stand the chaos, but during the heat of the moment, I don’t mind it – what is a testament to the zone I CAN get into – the creating zone! YAY!

0 Responses

  1. Love the quilt! And I really appreciate the pictures of your workspace. I’ll have a workspace in our new house, so I’m all a-ga-ga over studios these days! Looks like a lovely place to create in.

  2. Hi, you have an excellent art space and what a great design wall! Love that Chartreuse is the new neutral as it is one of my favorite colors! Great work.

  3. Egads, what does that say about me that I think your studio looks amazingly clean compared to when I’m in the middle of the frenzy? LOL! That quilt is amazing – you have quite the eye for color!

  4. I love the photos that you posted. You are very talented, I wish I were a little like you, but I am not. I find quilting too difficult for me.