Saturday, August 15, 2009

I feel like an artist...

The other day I was reading my (new to me) book, The Quilts of Gee's Bend. I got inspired. I saw the little hand-dyed fabrics from Heather, and I saw the scraps of black from this quilt, and got to sewing. I just started piecing and trying out layouts and came up with this.

I like it. I need to get some more black for the backing and to quilt it, but I think it's going to be a wall hanging in our living room. I know a lot of quilters are afraid of black, but I really like it. I fall into the camp of considering black a "bright". It really makes a lot of other colors pop when placed in contrast with them.

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