Sunday, December 8, 2013

Pink Jacket Girl

I got the fabric selections and pieces done for the pink jacket girl. I am mostly happy with her. I mistakenly made the bag yellow and not the skirt, so I had to come up with another color for the skirt, or remake the bag. I choose this shade of green, to be closer in value to the dark jeans, the yellow would have been pretty bright. The softer yellow of the bag, adds continuity and balance, with the yellow umbrella, with out fighting for attention. The green is also the complimentary color to the pink, on "The Wheel."
In these two pictures, you can see how the surrounding colors influence the fabric on the face. The teal on the umbrella girl makes her beige face look gray. While the fuchsia on the jacket makes the other girls shadow side of the face look purple. I hope this is only obvious because of the camera/monitor, and not in real life. Now to do the background, lots of shades of gray for the sidewalk and concrete bridge in the background. Fall leaves and some blue sky will spark that up a bit. I'm linking this to Nina-Marie's "Off the Wall Friday" click on the link in the right hand column and see other amazing Quilt artists.


  1. Fantastic work! Is it all appliqué? Or are you painting as well?

  2. So far it is fused applique, with a little bit of colored pencil to shade, and brown Pigma pen on the faces. Probably won't be painting anything on this one. I will heavily thread paint it when it's done.

  3. Hi, Amy. What a fun piece. Interesting, how the colors change. I LUV'd your Moonlit Moths piece--very elegant. Wishing you a happy holiday season!

  4. Love watching this piece come together. So much detail...not what I'd ever want to do, so I am in awe of those who do! It's a wonderful piece.