Just finished a second small quilt featuring Athens, Georgia - a small college town with a lot of trees!
Here's the first one I made:
I liked this idea a lot, so I tried it again with a very different value pattern - changing the value pattern (i.e. the arrangement of darks and lights) can convert a very different mood to a quilt.
So here's the second version:
Not only are the values different, the light is much warmer...a few details have been added and a few taken away but I worked from the exact same sketch. Tell me which one you like best - and why!!!
Both are around 30" by 20" in size....not very large.
My next piece is going to be another landscape; I just redid the landscape page on my website
and I really liked the look of the landscape pieces all together like that, so I thought I'd try another!
And after that...I have a different sketch of Athens - with even more trees - that I'd like to have a go at.
Show in England
Meanwhile I'm in a show in Bilston, UK (or rather one of my quilts is). I sure wish I could be there because they are having special lectures by some of the artists, and even a Clare Smith dye as you watch it drip quilt!! I remember that one of the contestants on Project Runway did that and it was spectacular. Of course they used Rit dye...the model walked onto the runway in a white dress...and when it rained (not a common occurrence on a runway!) the dye was activated. In Clare Smith's pieces I don't think they actually cause rain in the gallery, probably a more local source of water!
Here's the announcement about the show from Through Our Hands. Apologies for the extra spaces which are totally resistant to deletion! Note that you can sign up for this excellent free online quilting magazine.