Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Carmel Piece

Vertical or horizontal?

Cutch dyed and then compost dyed smooth silk dupioni, I'm struggling with whether to quilt this as is or add something to it, it's time to drag out the pencils and papers and do some sketches and color studies.

Vote by posting a comment letting me know which you prefer.


Alison Schwabe said...

There really isn't much difference between vertical and horizontal here, that I can see. I'd use it as a background - OR dye some more tones of the same kind of fabric and then cut it up and use it, some wavy piecing, or bonded applique - but just use it.

MODERATOR: Dena Crain said...

This one doesn't stand well on its own - cut it!

The Idaho Beauty said...

I vote horizontal, but I'd put the darker portion on the bottom and treat it as a landscape background. Thread work in a variety of colors/values would bring out grasses, trees,whatever.