Monday, February 2, 2015

A quilt cut up!

First...the cut up quilt!

Here's the original version:


It was a good quilt but a little bit too wide  - well over 5 ft which made shipping difficult and expensive...also I never really cared for the far right hand hand.

So I cut it up!!!  This must be about the twentieth quilt I've cut up one way or another, it may show that I'm slow to make up my mind, or that I'm inordinately reckless!!

Eniow.....(I'm trying to get this good looking word adopted by Spell Check - so far Spell Check is winning!)...eniow  here are the results:



and......just a little fellow:.....(15 x 21)....(different camera, different lightly).


So tell me what you think....I'm wondering about slicing a bit more off the bottom of the big one!!!

And then I think I've got a couple more rolled up that could probably use a bit of a trim....hmmm...will have to get them out and see.....

off for a bit of cogitation with me cuppa tea!

If you have been, thanks for reading!  Elizabeth

7 comments:

Heather Dubreuil said...

I would say that the composition on your "new" large piece is now more cohesive, and I would agree that about one-third of the dark foreground could be trimmed away and make for a stronger piece.

To me, the green shape at the water's edge in the "new" small piece is too dominant now, too centred. I'm not sure how that could be fixed. Making one half of the shape different from the other half? Radically trimming the right-hand side so the green shape intersects with the right-hand edge?

Claire said...

The "surgery" made the diagonals so much more dominant. It gave the piece new energy.

Margaret said...

I agree that in the larger piece you could slice off about 1/3 of the dark bottom section and still have a strong piece. And I agree with Claire that the diagonals are bolder now, leading the eye very strongly up and down...

I'm not so "concerned" about the green shape that is, indeed, almost dead centre now in the small piece. Perhaps it's not as 'bright' in real life? Or if it is and it bothers you, you could find a way to make it recede?

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Dominie Nash said...

Don't chop off the bottom of the big piece--you'll lose the sense of the view across the water! Just my opinion, which is frequently correct.

Janis Doucette said...

Your edited piece is, indeed, much stronger now! I think the water is good the way it is for the same reason as Dominie said. I also like the new smaller piece but think you may want to make the green shape and/or one of the other areas more interesting somehow.

Elizabeth Barton said...

I agree somewhat about the green shape, but in reality it has some deep shadows in it so doesn't really stand out that much - be easy enough to add something though....I'll think about it!! thanks for all the input....