Polar Opposites. How Does Your Garden Go?

Orange and Blue Field

 

 

2 garden quilts

 

I’ve started two new garden quilts. They may both have garden themes, but they are polar

opposites. The first quilt, with the black background is the crazy funky. I made no attempt to

achieve any look of realism . When I get to the point of working on finishing the applique and

thread work, I plan on using the most outrageous screaming color, as I can find, with fun

quilting motifs. It’s loud, it’s bold, with lots of bright color. It might appeal to more modern

tastes.

Funky Flowers

 

 

 

 Orange  Blue Field

 

My second garden may have more appeal to those whose tastes run to soft florals., a bit of

romance. Like the first quilt, it does have deep rich color. Orange and blue make such a great

color combo. Although there is deep color, this has a softer look, it’s stylized nature. It

has blue and orange flowers with a few peachy pink ones thrown in for contrast. This is heavily

thread painted [ Remember, when I arrived at my retreat, I had already started working on this,

then at the retreat we worked all the days and most of the night? I still haven’t finished. I used

 

metallic blue thread to create highlights., it adds special touch..

So here is a preview of these 2 unfinished garden art quilts. See what you think.

I think you will can get an inkling of the direction I am heading with each one.

So hear we go…

 

 

Orange and Blue Field

Orange and Blue Field
A closer detail

 

 

 

 

 

Orange and Blue Field

 

 

Neon Garden

FFunky Gardendetail unfinished

Published by Barbara Harms Fiber Art & More

About Myself & My Approach To My Art About Myself & My Approach To My Art I can't remember a time in life, that art didn't play a role, in one form or another. But my primary focus as an artist, has been painting. Close to 20 years ago, I was introduced to quilting & quickly became passionate about it. However to create a quilt there are some necessary steps that have to be followed, this obviously restricts some of the creative choices. I began to miss the creative freedom possible with painting. Since there are only so many hours in a day and I had other important things going on in my life, I had to focus my interests. When I discovered mixed media art quilting, it was a great fit. The combination of quilting techniques with painting and other art skills opened new creative directions to explore. I was home! It's the creative process that holds the greatest attraction for me. I love starting with a tiny seed of an idea; vague and blurred around the edges. Then I follow where it leads. My approach is more of an instinctual one. I usually don't do much pre-planning. My creative choices are made as they present themselves, based on my gut feeling. This approach can lead to quite a few changes in the direction the quilt takes. The outcome can come as a surprise. I love that element of surprise! Sometimes everything just comes together & I think that this is one of my better ones. I can’t wait to show someone. I feel like a six year old, running home from school, a drawing in hand, excited to show Mom. At those times. I'm smiling like the Cheshire cat. Personal Links

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