Monday, December 7, 2009
Where do I begin?
I am often asked how I start a project.
Whether I am making a quilt or decorating a house I need someplace to start.
For me the art often begins with color or colors.
When I decorated the great room in Florida I chose silk in bright colors for my pillows.
I like to use a run of color - in other words, each color is related the the previous and the next color.
This run of color is almost a rainbow or color wheel.
These pillows were made from affordable Molas I purchased on eBay. They each feature a tropical bird.
In reality I don't consider them Molas since they are appliqued. To me a Mola is reverse appliqued.
Each Mola was framed with Dupioni silk. Silk takes color so beautifully.
Even though the colors were chosen to create a run of color, I do not use them in color run order on the furniture. I relate them to the things that are near them to accent the colors.
Of course I had to use the bird puzzle cut for this one!