Sheila placed great emphasis on colors and their values, and though she has no vision of what will eventually emerge, she does choose her color palette in advance. And so I decided to use analogous colors ranging from blue/green through red/violet. I had some beautiful ombre fabrics that encompassed that range, and so I began there. Analogous colors fit perfectly with our theme for this time—color neighbors!
My quilt began with the two curving sections using those ombre fabrics, and I built onto them with other fabrics. The quilt is totally pieced, for once (for me!) no fusing.
I machine quilted much of the quilt, but on the ombre sections, I decided to use embroidery floss and a simple running stitch. The quilt is “gallery wrapped,” using an artist’s canvas that measures 11”x14”.