A complementary set of mini quilts/mug rugs finished and off to their new home. One for him and one for her. The hand dye painted fabric was chosen as it reminded the new owners of their new home with the lake in the background and the flowers of their yard in the foreground. Rather than making the pieced work the same I opted for two harmonious colour runs. One with the warm colours of yellow through orange and the other from a cool yellow to green to greenish blues.
One day when we took a break from our carving group to have lunch at Dianne's, she showed us this quilt she was making. It was lovely of course but when she described it, her words flowed just as an artist might describe a painting. I will ATTEMPT to give you a few details of what she said.
|Lunching at Diane's. Can you see the outdoor rug she painted.|
I believe the quilt design started as a traditional pattern but the way Diane chose and placed the coloured fabrics made this a very original quilt.
|Close up of the sunrise.|
|A close up of the beach. The life along the beach is shown with a star fish.|
|The whole quilt is also a large fish and there is his eye appliqued on.|
|More shore life is appliqued onto the beach.|
|If you see the whole quilt as a fish, the fins are depicted with the triangles and tails on the left of the photo. Can you see the eye near the top of the photo on top of the yellow.|