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Do You Dream In Color?

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I’ve been working on this art quilt off and on for quite a while. I vacillate between ” This is too insanely wild”  and “Oh I’m just having a little fun”. I ask myself “If I ever finished it, would I have the nerve to put it in my shop?” I haven’t got a clue, but in the meantime, I still just having fun.

 

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Art quilts, Barbara Harms Fiber Art, 1131 SW Ellis St, Dallas OR 039

Today’s the day, I’m excited!!

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This has sold, One of several photos that hatched the inspiration for this quilt.!

I’ve been rattling off about being featured in Art Quilting Studio magazine. The feature will follow the progress of making this quilt, and the inspiration behind it. It was about finding inspiration everywhere and grab a pic of anything that interests you. It doesn’t have to be super high quality photography. Take your phone and snap it, it might give you inspiration later. With the few photo’s I took one late afternoon that was just about dusk, and there was a beautiful sunset with a row of trees silhouetted, it struck me.

So I took my handy phone camera out  and snapped off a few pics from the window of the moving car Shock this photo violated every rule of photography.

Still, I liked the blurred result when I saw them, the movement. But what I liked the most was the dark trees with the golden sunset behind them. I was at once struck with the thought “art quilt”, this was a future quilt in the making.

So inspiration can come from the strangest places, with digital take lots of pictures, delete the ones you dislike, file away for future ideas the ones you find interesting. You’ll never run short of inspiration.

I made the quilt. When an editor for Art Quilting Studio magazine approached me and suggested I submit this with the story, process of making it. I was happy it was going to be used. Here’s the quilt, the article came out today.

Art quilts, Barbara Harms Fiber Art, 1131 SW Ellis St, Dallas OR 039

This is 60 MPH Sunset

Art quilts, Barbara Harms Fiber Art, 1131 SW Ellis St, Dallas OR 039

This is 60 MPH Sunset

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60 MPH Sunset-available for sale

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Hope you get to see my feature.

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A Landscape Art Quilt, Laying A Foundation.

I thought I would give an update on the new landscape art quilt I posted about a few back. It is in the very wee beginnings. I’m working to lay down a rough foundation with fabric painting.It provides color which will deepen as progress is made. Additional layers create richness and depth.The detail will be fine tuned and become more pronounced as well. The most notable transformation will come during the thread painting stage.

It doesn’t look like much yet, but as it undergoes the changes and stages, before it looks will become  a “real” art quilt.

As you can notice, if you compare it to this earlier photo from the first post, a few changes have been made.There are a few more trees,a bit more detail and the color is deepening.The progress comes in stages. I like studying it a while, before I move on to the next one. Continue reading