This post was originally published on the Improvisational Textiles website in February 2017, moving to my tierneycreates blog.
As part of my ongoing series of posts on sources of Creative Inspiration, I am sharing my latest inspiration: Temperature.
In 2015 I created this piece: Color Story VII: It’s Getting Warm In Here:
In 2015 a fellow quilter invited me over for a “Sew Day” at her home after she took a “Liberated Quiltmaking” class from Gwen Marston. She shared with me several of Gwen Marston’s techniques of freeform triangle piecing into borders and ‘flying geese’ style blocks. She also shared her stash of fabric scraps, filled with reds, oranges and yellows.
I created an improvisational piece that for me evoked a sense of rising temperature to potentially be the start of a Temperature-themed art quilt series. I added in some blues and purples to “cool down” the piece. I added red beads to the piece after it was quilting to add an additional element of interest for the viewer’s eye.