Monday, December 7, 2009

white sampler



I've been thinking of a project in whites but the snow finally inspired me to start it. So far I have 25 small squares sewn onto a fabric foundation. I purposefully used different shades and textures, and included fringed edges. For me it was an exercise in accepting, possibly embracing, imperfection, and becoming more comfortable with raw edges. I also thought that working with whites would be soothing. Well, I was wrong about that. Maybe I will change my mind when embellishing, but I think I prefer working with strong colors and contrasts.

7 comments:

(hey)Jude said...

Well, it's working for me! I like it! All of my wall art pieces and art quilts have rough raw edges. I love the look!

Deborah said...

Thanks! I appreciate the encouragement.

layers said...

I think white on white will be very beautiful-- and snow can certainly be inspiring to look at--

Elizabeth said...

Deb! I love the white on white and I love the raw edges- go with it and I bet that you will be very pleased!! Al of the texture is wonderful!!!

Deborah said...

I'm still working on it. I'm in the process of selecting the embellishments.

jess said...

It's a happy piece to look at. We're all different shades (inside and out) but we all go so well together. I think I'm tap dancing on sappy with that... :)

jude said...

well i like the squares....you know that