Detail from "Rain Dance," an original quilt by Sherrie Spangler

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Color prompts from Whidbey Island

These are the blocks I made last night for this month's challenge prompt for my art quilt group STITCH. Each month we have a different "prompt" and we can make whatever we want with it, so I've been making a few strip-pieced blocks every month and will turn them into a wall piece at the end of the year.

This month's prompt is the retreat we just had on Whidbey Island, so I decided to make each block based on the color of a photo from the retreat. Here are some of the possibilities that I played around with, using mostly hand-painted fabric from my stash.

I didn't make this block -- too much grey.

And here are the blocks with the photos that inspired them:

Brilliant poppies (I think) against a stone wall.


Kitchen window vignette.

This final photo is from the Coupeville ferry dock as we headed home. We took the ferry over to Pt. Townshend, then drove back to Gig Harbor. It was a beautiful day.

This was so much fun that I may make a few more this month. Here are some of the earlier blocks:

I've linked this post to Nina Marie's Off the Wall Friday, here, where you can see what other fiber artists have on their design walls this week. Check it out for more inspiration.

 Have a colorful, inspired day


The Idaho Beauty said...

What an easy and excellent exercise for working with color. Plus you will have something useful at the end of it all. Love all the block combinations. Those four at the top vibrate on my computer screen!

tiedyejudy said...

Beautiful colors, and I love the photos too! Very clever to use the photos to derive your colors, and how awesome that you have so many hand dyes to pick from!

MulticoloredPieces said...

Hi, Sherrie. This is a beautiful post. You have translated color in such an interesting way. I find it all looks very Pacific Northwest--if I were to try the same exercise, there would be a lot of glare!
best, nadia