These are currently on my design wall. I think I am going to chop them up further.
They started out as something very different–they will be made into a baby quilt.
They started out as practice for a wall hanging for my husband’s office at church. I would like to make something that somehow echoes the beauty of the Matisse Chapel at Vence–his specific request. I’m not that crazy. Imitating a master in the same artistic form is one thing. Trying to make something in fiber that evokes the clarity of stained glass–that is a whole other ballgame.
Since I have never done much curved piecing, I started with an improv study based on instructions in Quilting Modern
It turns out I like piecing improv curves.
Piecing improv curves that somehow will remind someone of the Vence Chapel? That is yet to be seen. That is my challenge for 2014.
If you don’t know the story of the Chapel at Vence, it is a really beautiful one. This blog has a number of beautiful photos of the chapel and a brief history. Or you could just watch this 6 minute video from the BBC.