Thursday, December 15, 2016

Garden Path Update

Until the proper name presents, this is called "Garden Path."  I had thought that Abby (the muse) was leading me down a garden path at the beginning.  However, I think it has come together wonderfully.   
While sitting with Mom,  inspiration struck. Why does it always come at the oddest times? Perhaps the muses like to keep us on our creative toes.   The inspiration was to add a framing element inside the piece, to visually shift the focal point without cropping the quilt top.  I think it worked fairly well. If it weren't fused already, I might...but then, it is fused and I am calling it a success.  After all, Abby seems very happy with it. 
The borders add a contrast to the background while pulling in the cool colors in the composition and making them stronger.  Now it needs quilting and maybe some hand embellishment to finish it up.  I am waiting on Abby to nudge me in the right direction for quilting it before I do anything else.

I do believe I will do some more small abstract design quilts.  But we will see, Abby may have other ideas.
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10 comments:

Debbie said...

No changes needed...it is perfect the way it is. You added great elements that gave it balance and interest. The curves add the impression of a garden path, so let it stand on its own.
Inspiration comes most often to me, when I quit thinking about the problem/solution. Quiet moments allow my deep sub-conscious to rise up and be noticed.

Barbara said...

I also love this as it is. Everyone will see something different, and my mind's eye sees a tree (as it often does) and then a kite tail tangled in the branches. Of course, sometimes I see nothing, just enjoy the juxtaposition of balanced elements, but this is not one of those times. Send Abby out to rescue that kite!

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

I LOVE it! I bet Abby will keep you on this path for a bit.

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

It looks great!

Kathy said...

I absolutely love this!!

A Left-Handed Quilter said...

I LOVE it, too!! I think you did VERY well!! Abby is a TERRIFIC muse!! Does she have a sister? Could you ask her to come visit my house? - LOL - ;))

Royce said...

Oh my I love this. The design and colors are just perfect.

Vesuviusmama said...

Love it!

kathyinozarks said...

Oh I love this one

Marlene said...

Beautiful! If my quilts had been this colourful and creative I might still be quilting.