Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Waiting for sunlight

I had a hard time setting to work with this colour scheme. It was so dark! Too dark for me.
As often when I'm stuck, I went through my photos and picked out a few that I found inspiring. There was an old one of blooming chives, taken in my garden, that I really liked. I wanted to do some hand embroidery for this quilt, and those small flowers were perfect.
I also found inspiration in a few of my other colourplay pieces for the general design of my quilt.
The fabrics are all home-dyed.
After all, this quilt doesn't look that dark, but I'm so ready for a happier palette! (Sorry Nikki! :-) )
Here are a few detail shots...

Go have a look at the Twelve by Twelve blog to see the quilts made by the other members of the group...

11 comments:

Micki said...

It's a charming little quilt. I'm waiting for the sunshine, too.

jenclair said...

Love it! The addition of the bright turquoise lightens the deeper colors and the whimsy of the chives and other hand stitches are perfection!

Gerrie said...

This piece fits the mood of Oregon today - dark and moody. I like it very much. I love how you stay true to your aesthetic, but give us something delightful to enjoy again and again.

linda said...

It's a beautiful quilt Francoise - love the hand stitched details. Even though these may not be your colours, when I looked at the 12x12
site, I knew this was yours!

sharonb said...

I love the composition. It is a lovely quilt

Linda said...

Love it! Isn't it amazing what embellishments can do on fabric. You can always do something to enhance one. Thanks for sharing.

Linda in Oklahoma
http://quiltcookies.blogspot.com

nicolette said...

Though the colours aren’t your favourites, you did an amazing job! The subtle use of turqoise is wonderful!

I must have missed this post! Sorry for being so late to leave a comment.

Flo said...

J'aime beaucoup des broderies... Très graphiques !

natsumi nishizumi said...

This quilt is gorgeous! I like the color palette!

veropatch said...

Les voilà terminées. Superbes travail tout en finesse.
Bravo.
J'ignorais que tu avais un blog.
Merci de ton passage sur le mien.
Bisous

sharon young said...

For a colour palette that you didn't warm to, Françoise, you made an excellent quilt, I love it, especially the hand worked chive heads and i love the way you've divided it with the turquoise binding.