Friday, 18 January 2008

Colour me please?

I am supposed to using my 'holiday' time to work on some quilts for our Tasmanian Quilters Guild exhibition this year and also to take to the US for my classes. This is a test or practise piece I have been playing with using some new pencils which I've actually had for 12months but havent had much of a chance to play with. Tilly thinks it 'beaufidul' but I am not yet convinced. Do you think I should colour the whole quilt? - that wasnt my original intention... I wanted the black and white allover with just splashes of bright colour. I will keep playing before moving onto the real thing perhaps...

a little more practise on my free quilting skills (black thread on white fabric gives you no room for error!) and a lot more practise on my photography skills needed...
what have you been doing today?
hugs,
Helen

8 comments:

jenclair said...

Your free motion looks great. The colored pencils have such a rich, saturated effect. What kind are they?

Rose said...

Hi Helen,
The colouring looks stunning but i think i prefer ur original plan of leaving some of them plain because ur free motion looks amazing!!

Helen Stubbings said...

sorry Jenclair I meant to put that on there, they are Inktense pencils and they only come in a range of 24 colours.
and Rose, thanks for your lovely comments, the free motion quilting looks good from afar but I am afraid up close its not so perfect for an exhibition quilt.. I may make a few adjustments to the design however which might help the doubling of black at points..and improve things somewhat..
Helen

Anonymous said...

Hey Helen,
Love the design and think you should give it a go in coloring the whole quilt. I do have to say the colors are very bright for you and what you have done before. Give it a go you only live once.
Virginia

JOinTAS said...

It looks great in the photos, I love the brightness.
Today I've been making a start on a Quilt Journal for my Mum. I have all her photos which she has kept in a box. SSsshh...It's secret so don't tell her.
Cheers
Jo

JOinTAS said...

It's looking beautiful from here, love the bright colours, very different to the pastal shades of your other designs.
Today I've been working on a quilting journal for my Mum for her birthday. I pinched all her photos that she kept in a cardboard box...but don't tell her, it's a secret.
Cheers
Jo

Lynette Anderson said...

Helen, I love the colours and as you know I am not into 'brights'. I like the contrast with the stitching in black and some colour, keep with that idea.

Helen Stubbings said...

JO, so your mum doesnt read blogs then? She may be peeking....
H