Sunday, June 22, 2014

“October Morning”

“October Morning”
by Susan Brubaker Knapp (2014)
15.5" x 20"
I just finished quilting this piece, “October Morning.” It is based on this photo I took of my neighbor’s dogwood tree last fall:


I loved the colors in the leaves, but wasn’t as crazy about the background, and decided to change it to a clear blue. I used a piece of fabric I had hand dyed, which is blue mottled with a darker blue-purple.
 
I made this piece to illustrate an article I am writing for the October/November issue of Quilting Arts magazine in my threadsketching series. I really love how the oranges and yellows in the leaves are playing with the blues and purples in the background.

3 comments:

  1. It is GORGEOUS! Thanks for sharing! XO

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  2. I love how your branch with leaves almost appears to be floating and so life like, what a talented quilter you are!

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  3. Great One day I want to make a quilt that is so alive

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