Saturday, February 13, 2010

Texture in the home


The first time I added a black accessory to my home I went WOW! It was so different from everything else but it also made everything else look better. I began to be an appreciator of contrast and not just in colour. The black metal so shone against all my wood and fibre. Now I look for those textures, metal, glass, stone or cement/plaster. Instead of pictures on every wall I look for different things to add to the walls. I found a wooden shape I think was meant to be one of a pair over a doorway. It had lost its mate, the price was right and standing on its end it so adds to the mix of everything I have. None know it was a slightly blemished cast away that had lost its mate. That is being creative! What if... I re purposed it?


Now, with the big pellet stove I need to be careful with the black. I will be looking for painted furniture now to add more colour in the wood surfaces and of course, quilts and fibre art.

This scrap quilt is another older lap quilt. I picked a scrap pallet from the plaid and large floral border. I was more into country and I wanted to practice feathers in the border. The rail fence was strips in light to dark progressions but the blocks were just randomly placed and straight line quilted on the diagonal.

3 comments:

Createology said...

I am visiting with having missed a few of your posts so I am reviewing. Your discussion of texture is very interesting. I like how you describe the interplay of stitching and colors and texture. It is interesting to try new things and I think you have a wonderful idea to repurpose this scroll piece in black. I too think black is the grounding force in a room. I merely painted a couple of light wood tone frames to black and now the pictures really pop. Keep creating...

True Blue Nana said...

Great quilt you have hanging on the wall. Texture is something I don't often think about in quilting. It has been very interesting to read your discussion.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I am totally in love with your quilt on the wall. The colors, the prints...just wonderful!! Wonderful!
Mona