I’m not a big Facebook fan but I do check in with a few old friends who live far away. About a month ago, a chlldhood friend posted an incredible photo of a sunset in Virginia. I commented on her post….”I see an art quilt!” This past week I finished Sunset 55, inspired by her photo.
As you can see from the photo included in this blog AND the art quilt shown, I do not seek to create the exact same picture with my quilting and piecing. Rather, I like to use photographs as inspiration, as ideas on how to combine colors and how to paint with fabric in a different way than I’ve done previously. This photo inspired me to use
some mottled fabrics that give the illusion of a partially cloudy sky with light peeking out in both strips of brightness and in just splotches of lightness which the fabric selected did for me.
If you have a favorite sunset or sunrise photo you would like to have made into an art quilt, please email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we can talk about your idea. An art quilt inspired by a photo will have a likeness but mostly I will try to capture the essence of the photo and not the detailed specifics. All of my designs are abstract so my interpretation of your sunset will also be abstract.