Monday, July 2, 2012

Woven Gradation Quilt

I have no clever name for this quilt yet so I am just describing it!

wovengradationjunglefquilt

This is one of the quilts I found as I was going through my works in progress. I really love it.

It is on my design wall and will hang there while I decide how I want to quilt it.

I used gradations of 3 colors horizontally and three different gradations vertically.

The background is a large print that reminds me of a jungle with tiger lilies!

Even using a large very busy print for the background the woven effect created with the hand dyes is not lost.

I am sure I did like this one when I pieced it but I had to go on to other things at the time and didn’t have time to finish it.

I always say though, if you don’t like something when you finish it put it away for 6 months and you will probably be very pleasantly surprised when you look at it again.

I would guess this one was pieced 15-20 years ago.

13 comments:

Mary Stori said...

WOW.....the depth and illumination you achieved blows my mind! Can't believe it was made nearly 2 decades ago....its design is as fresh as if you just made it!

Robin said...

This is so alive- looks like a woven basket top and the contents are wiggling inside. It is so lit up too.

Eva said...

My name would be "Magic Basket".

Kim said...

Sweet!
Looks like you put a lot of time into it, I hope it gets to be a quilt this time out :0)

Happy sewing

lcscottage said...

This is fabulous! Makes me want to dye some gradations and try this! I love it!

Peggy said...

Is the texture of the weeve effect really just because of the color gradations?? This really is a mind-twister. and this, my friend, is why I will never be an artist! My mind loves this but could never have gotten there on its own. Wonderful, Kay. I even have alot of trouble deciphering teh "Prove you're not a robot" thingies in order to post....

Peggy said...

That would be "weave." Spelloing iz knot awwaz so grate. Our quilting is, however!!

Ruth said...

Wow!

norma said...

I've always liked those "woven" quilts. I wouldn't think it would work with that busy background, but it sure does. Now get it basted and quilted!

Sue Andrus said...

How beautifully striking! Looking forward to seeing it quilted.

Marie Z. Johansen said...

fabulous!

Amy said...

It's lovely! I'm glad you got it out again.

Carlene Buck said...

I suggest you call it...."Holding it all together"