LIME GREEN AT LAST
About twenty years ago I made a wall quilt which I called Sunlight. It was the third in a series using an unnamed asymmetric block from a Michael James book. I loved the movement in this block, and in this quilt I accentuated the diagonals of rays of sunlight in the woods. I used basically greens and yellows, with a lot of lime as well as bits of orange and purple. I learned a lot about color by trying out each one. Any color made with added white or black was too dull and stood out like a sore thumb, so out it went.
As you can see in the closeup, I used all types of fabric from velvets to satin ribbons. The leaf print is from a thrift shop 1960’s silk sheath dress, which was just the perfect touch I was missing. Since then I have always been drawn to clear bright colors.
I have been busy quilting another project this week, but will get started on some new lime greens soon.
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