Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Circle Symphony


Circles, Circles, Circles! I seem to be a bit obsessed with circles lately. They are just a fun way to play with color and texture. And what amazing colors to play with this round. They are so full of life and energy. Orange is even starting to grow on me.
To create this quilt I once again quilted a bunch of white fabric and then pulled out the paints. I spent an entire day making fabric paper in bright orange, yellow, green and blue. The house was filled with drying paint and the kids had to watch their step so we didn't have really big mess. Once dry, I cut out circles in all the different colors and sizes, layering them to explore the different color combinations. Finally, I added the copper washers and beads because I couldn't help myself.

12 comments:

Gerrie said...

I can't wait to see the mosaic with these pieces! You found a way to use these colors in a very Nikki quilt. I can related to having to add the beads and washers - LOL.

Kristin L said...

This one should hang next to Brenda's rejected piece! They look like magic carpets. I love the exuberance in this piece! Happy, happy, happy!

Diane said...

Ooh, Nikki, this is wonderful. I'm drawn to circles too so this pulls me right to it. And yes -- it'd look great next to Brenda's first square piece. The washers (and of course the basic circle shape) add a lovely uniformity of the thing. I bet this sparkles in person!

Hope you didn't have to rush too much to get this finished in time!

Terri Stegmiller said...

And I'm another one who is drawn to circles. Love this Nikki.

Karen said...

Nikki, your circles are so fun and the look here is so happy and carefree. It looks like summer to me

Nikki said...

Thanks everyone.

Diane, I finished the quilt over the weekend and even took the picture yesterday. I just didn't have time to write the post. I opted for short and sweet since I now have 2 sick kids on the first day of school. Hopefully we will get all the problems out the way and it will be smooth sailing from here on out.

Brenda Gael Smith said...

Add me to the circle fans! The metallic edge finish is a perfect complement to the copper washes and beads. Just like a lorikeet - flashy, flamboyant and fun!

Terry said...

I think everyone loves circles! Your copper washers are the perfect finishing touch. I'd love to see this in person. I think I'd like to be able to touch and feel the textures.

Deborah Boschert said...

I agree! The metallic accents are fabulous. You've got the perfect mix of sizes and widths of the strips. I can tell it's carefully designed. Great job.

JB said...

What's not to like!! Good job, sophisticated approach to this challenge.

Françoise said...

Wow! This is pretty strong! But I like it. Love the washers too.

kirsty said...

Yep, I'm definitely in the circle loving camp! And the little washers are wonderful. This quilt and Brenda's are kindred spirits.