Wednesday, January 28, 2009

WIP Wednesday - Week 4 - The start of 4SDQS#5, Monochromatic Challenge.

Before Christmas I signed up for the Four Season Quilt Swap #5 (Known as 4SDQS#5 from now on!). I like swaps organized by Margaret, she runs a good, well organized swap. It is a Monochromatic Challenge and challenge is the right word! My colour is red and the season is obviously summer. I can use a bit of black and white, I was hoping to avoid the usual summer cliche images, like sunsets, suns, pointy triangles etc and have come up with something which still says summer, I hope....

I was thinking of one of my improv flowers but it just wasn't working so then I thought a Jan Mullen inspired rose/poppy. Sort of poppies in the red dirt...... We'll see. I'm only working on one of these instead of 2008's habit of two.

Katy is hosting an International Stash Busting Giveaway Day next Wednesday the 4th. Check out a blog for a list of people playing. I'll have a bag of goodies up for grabs. You'll have to pop back next week for a chance to win. See you then! :)


Andi said...

A very beautiful piece. I LOVE red.

AJ said...

Yep Second 'flower' better!

Red is summer!

KateKwiltz said...

Wonderful! It's looking very Jan Mullen-ish and happy!

Sonya said...

Is this the post where you'd like us to comment for the stasy-fun? Goodness, who would have thought giving fabric away could be so much fun! I'm doing it too. Can't wait to see if i win something - ooh, and great blog, by the way :o)

susan said...

that looks very pretty, i love read dirt, hehe
what is the other little black and white polka dot with the red?? that looks interesting