I am proposing that we try something this month that is a little softer. I call it - Emerging Foggy Spring. Let's explore color in terms of tint. In color theory, a tint is the mixture of a color with white, which increases lightness. We often create with bright color and ignore tints of color. Create a project with muted tints leaving lots of white space, if you can. This project is to challenge your thought processes about color, using tints. Don't be intimidated by the absence of bright color. Get creative!
So here is what I came up with, and mind you, I didn't even have a clue what I was going to do, back when I signed up for presenting this challenge. I have been thinking about it quite a bit, and today I got an idea.
I started with a bunch of scrap fabric and made a crazy quilt block. I decided to explore the WRONG side of the fabric. Many fabrics have a whitish reverse side, where the color has only bled thru in the screen printing process. The pattern is not actually woven into the yardage. Thus it has a tinted look.
At first, it was a bit daunting to my brain, sewing wrong sides together, since I am used to sewing with the right sides facing each other. As you can see, I actually did the bottom two strips and the top right hand corner with the "right" side up to facilitate the design that I had in mind.
Here is what is looks like on the "wrong" side --that I am not using--more colorful and not the stuff of this challenge:
Next, I made a quilt sandwich with it, adding the batting and backing and quilting a scene to it. I used different colors of thread, from black to gray to white, to create the tree's depth in the fog, but it is hard to detect in this photo. (WOW, do I need a new camera--not just this phone camera--broke my good camera!- Maybe you can click on the photo and zoom in and see what I am talking about.)
The actual quilting process shows the tree, flowers and swirling fog of the scene on top of the muted fabrics.
|Reverse of my quilt sandwich|
I haven't decided yet how I will bind the little mini quilt, but I am quite proud of the way that it has turned out for a simple afternoon's work!
P.S. Linking today with Pink Saturday!