Wednesday, October 17, 2018

FLOWER GARDEN IN SHADOW

My fabric stash contains a lot of black and white fabrics...much of it contains busy prints which often don't play well with others.  So finding just the right ones to highlight white prints on black took time.  Ultimately the idea transformed into this unusual approach where black prints were also placed on white prints.

I prefer simple, uncomplicated designs where just a few motifs do the job of moving the eye around the piece.  Hopefully that was accomplished in this newest work.

I don't keep track of how much time is spent on each piece, I won't skimp on the design or process just to finish quickly.  However, overall since I am selling my work and want to keep the price reasonable, my pieces aren't large.  It's still an education process for buyers to understand what a positive impact fiber brings to a room, sound deadening qualities for one, not to mention the tactile and warm appearance of the fiber itself.

FLOWER GARDEN IN SHADOW    53" X 32"
Cotton fabrics, machine appliquéd and quilted.

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8 comments:

Kathy said...

Super effective design! And black/white prints can be very difficult to keep the contrast high. Great job!

Nancy said...

This is delightful, Mary! Our guild just had a black & white + one color challenge. Yours would have swept the prizes!

The Inside Stori said...

How nice of you to say so Nancy!!

Ann Scott said...

That is a really fun pieces, such a great use of the black and white prints. And the binding is perfect!

The Idaho Beauty said...

That is so delightful. That occasional pop of lime green really livens it up in a very good way.

Frédérique said...

I love the way you payed with dark and light! Love the binding too ;)

Norma Schlager said...

A fun piece indeed! And I liked the way you used the color in the binding.

Windy Hill Happenings said...

I love this piece...so simple but so clever!