Tuesday, September 26, 2006

September JQC2006

Chalchiuhtlicue

I keep fabric scraps in a 2 cubic foot plastic tub, I figure if I can cut a one inch square someday maybe I'll make a scrap quilt - ha! This month I found that I'm having trouble closing the lid so I thought I'd do some weeding and at least pull out the hand-dyed pieces. It was less than fifteen minutes before I started sewing - never did finish purging fabric. The colors came together and reminded me of some reading I had done earlier in the month - and another mythology quilt came together... this time for my September Journal Quilt. The design is simple, I like the way the colors play off each other, and I tossed on a few sequins just to help the eye move to the edges.

7 comments:

deb said...

I was so charmed by this image and then tickled to read this post. That is exactly how I got started on my "Gesture" series. I have two huge bags of scraps clamoring on the floor within arm's reach of the sewing machine. All I have to do is look down, stir a little and the colors and patterns start coming together. Are you going to make more?

http://www.lacativa.com/blogged/2005/09/gestures_11.html

Sande said...

She/he is lovely and looks so expansive (don't know the mythological story). I love the face and feet and the bright colors, the sequins, etc. Great job!

Micki said...

I really like this Kim. The colors all work so well together. Great piece.

Deb Geyer said...

I like your simple composition, Kim. Good job!

sophie said...

Chalchiuhtlicue is lovely. Your piece may be constructed of scraps, but it has a stateliness and power. Wonderful interpretation of the goddess.

Marianne said...

A very appealing image, simple but strong. Great colors combined too, nice to read how you came about to do this one. Really like it.

Granny Fran said...

She is very earthy and serene; the eternal feminine icon. You have such a good eye.

I am now going to empty my scraps into a plastic tub and see what I can come up with. They are so gorgeous I just can't throw one away. Thanks for the inspiration.