Construction on the Botanical Quilt Continues

After all the rigmarole I went through to figure out how I was going to attach the smaller botanical quilts to the larger background – the actual art was a breeze 😉 The difference between making several single botanical sketches:

botanical-sketches-bed

and one group that are meant to be displayed together, is that I wanted to have no repeats, of either sketches or color combinations. I also wanted to have a nice distribution of shapes – not too many vertical long skinnies, for example. So I set myself some rules:

  1. 8 different sketches
  2. 3 squarish shapes, three verticals and 2 horizontals
  3. 8 different colors, one background & one shape/color
  4. No reverse combinations (which I usually love to do). This means if I put gold on the plum background, I can’t put plum on the gold background.

The cool thing about this last rule is that it really got my to play around with color combinations, and I LOVE the forest green against the chartreuse (upper left quilt in the picture below)

Progress-Larsen-Hall-art-quilt

Tomorrow, I’ll show the completed individual quilts. Yes, I’m dragging this out all week…cut me some slack, I’ve got a day job! 😉

6 Responses to Construction on the Botanical Quilt Continues

  1. i know i’ve said this a thousand times but these look so much like yummy little paintings. i just love the clothesline-style arrangement on the wall!