Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Intuitive Moments from the Far West

Okay, here's the deal...I hate lights. I know, I know "light, bright, dark, dull"...I just like bright saturated colors. But I noticed, if you aren't careful, lights sort of stack up. So. MY personal challenge is to use scraps and as much white as I can...sorry for the bad photos...intuition reigns...I DO like the echoes from past projects...nice. NOT 15 minutes though...


11 comments:

QuiltSwissy said...

For not liking lights you sure did a fabulous job with them!

glen

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

Hey Bonnie! I like this already! those shots of red int here, super fun! the lights look great!

Sandy said...

That's really cool. I like it.

Alexis said...

Bonnie I have the same problem with lights... and I made some very similar blocks a few weeks ago- how funny! I love that you shot some reds in there too!

Helen said...

One of my favorite antique quilts is white with tiny red squares. Yours is much more interesting, but it still has that fresh clean graphic look. So fabulous!

Nifty Quilts said...

I feel the same way about lights. I need to get them stacking up at my house. Your play is inspiring. The lights make the red so much better. Negative space--I always forget that.

Sujata said...

Bonnie,
I love the lights here. I have not made many light quilts either but, I love how it gives your eyes a landing place in a quilt.
All the prints that are so defined here would have been lost in bursts of colors. I like this one because the colors are not competing against each other. Light fabrics allow the prints to do their dance.. of course with the red being at he center of it all!

mary.keasler@gmail.com said...

A fresh look at red and white quilts. I love the oldies, but this one much more dynamic. Fabulous job.

Bonnie Hull said...

the little diagrams and the red are from a thing I bought at Value Village...a printed stuffed-toy-Santa-Claus-chimney with these great little diagrams and directions...

Birdie said...

What a fun quilt...the reds just pop! Your fabrics are so cool too...I think I need more in my stash!! Can't wait to see the end product.

Magpie Sue said...

I have a ton of white/light scraps too. I will be following in your footsteps one of these days.