My latest piece, Coastal Overlook, is now complete. It’s about 30″ x 40″ and I’m pretty happy with it.
If you’ve been following my blog you know that this quilt was inspired by a drive along the Pacific Coast Highway in California. I wanted to abstract it and, for me, that’s the tricky part. I want to hit the sweet spot where the level of abstraction has added interest, but not completely obliterated the image. I’m never sure if I’ve hit it or not. Of course, a good title always helps give clues.
To add energy I added lots of off-kilter seams and skinny inserts. I think it works.
When I took my inspiration photos I was standing near the edge of a cliff, with lots of golden grasses at my feet. I hinted at these with a little piecing and thread painting.
Now, I’m kinda enjoying slowly folding fabrics, putting away things, and taking time to think about what I want to do next. As usual, I have several ideas.