Monday, February 06, 2012

Playing with Fiber

I have been playing "Quilt Along with Melody" over at Fibermania.
I made this little "art quilt" piece for the first one.  

I am not really all that happy with it, but it was a learning experience.   Interestingly, it quilted up wonderfully. I wonder if the stabilization of the fusible on the back of the entire "top" made the difference.  I am sure I will do some more art quilt play, as the quilt along is still going.  Maybe I will try for a more organized, less "wild" piece next.
Oh and if you see an image (or images) in this abstract piece, I would love to know what you see.

12 comments:

wordmama said...

I like your piece. I don't think it's wild at all. I like the colors a lot. IMHO?

Kris

~Laurie~ said...

Usually I am a very "traditional" type of person, BUT I really like this!! The colors all seem to flow - it's a nice piece Gene! Can't say I see anything in it, but I like it!! Good job :)

Richard Healey said...

Blue and green jagged pieces look like a mount? Maybe a dragon hehe.

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Lindi said...

What's not to like about it? I love its energy! Very Kandinsky/Matisse......

Tangos Treasures said...

Love it!! I see a woman swimming.

Barb said...

Gene, I have to say that I totally love your art quilt, it is amazing. I have found that my eye of (whatever creativity I have) does not go in that direction....I sour when I have to do an art quilt, yours is just absoutely wonderful....

Melissa said...

Love it Gene. I don't so much see a particular image but when I look at it I get the impression of something floating or flying in the sky as a flock of birds would do.

Serena said...

i would, without a doubt, 100% hang this in my house as art. i think it's fabulous! i'm not sure what it reminds me of but i really like it. i like that i don't know and that i have to think.

Snoodles said...

This is gorgeous...and I usually am not attracted to modern or abstract things. I think I like the colors and the movement. You always have something to make me think!
I hope that I do not offend you, or that you would prefer to have an "award-free" blog, but I sincerely value your blog and enjoy it very much. I have nominated you for the "Versatile Blogger" award over at Lilypadquilting(dot)blogspot(dot)com. Thanks for being an inspiring part of my day!

Barbara said...

Nothing pops out at me, Gene, except the gorgeous colors. Think I see it like you, a bit disorganized, but that's not to say it lacks anything. Being abstract makes my mind shift gears and try NOT to see anything. Just enjoy looking at it!

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

Playing with fiber....I thought you were talking about playing with whole wheat toast...LOL!

I like your quilt Gene....it takes a lot to even begin and I know it isn't easy to do. Nice job :)

Kelly

Suze said...

A girl on a horse in the desert, with her faithful dog by her side..

I really like your art quilt..great job on picking the colors and arranging it..