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.