Please enjoy this post written just before the move.
On a recent walk, I noticed the lovely shading on this leaf.
Doesn't it remind you of a pinwhieel block? It's just so even and straight line.
So some things that come to mind looking at it are
symmetry without being obsessive. Not totally symmetrical... more balanced than extremely even.
The idea of symmetry.
We do not need to be so worried about every little bit of quiltmaking... like this leaf our eyes want to find regularity and will.
Secondly I notice the strong straight lines at angles to each other, repeating to give strength to the whole.
Then I notice the subtle color variation.
And the light lights, and the dark darks give it life.
It would make a grand quilt just as it is! I believe I will do just that! I can use this photo and paint a leaf, or create a pattern, or just be inspired by it to do an abstract with similar lines, or angles, or colors...
Continuing along the way I see this one... the other side of the glossy, just about to turn leaf from before...
Quilting adds so much.
I've done work like this long ago... and saw it again recently...
So all that said, how would you interpret this in fabric? In nature it's all texture and brilliance in the sun.
Don't forget the dark dark areas... maybe bugle beads? Paint? Don't forget the medium gray-greens next to the highlights of almost pure white.
What do you think? What have you seen recently that made you want to take to your sewing machine?
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