Wednesday, April 8, 2009

reeds


the first and second layer of reeds are on. i think i'm ok with them. what do you think? is there enough variation with thread color? my goal is to finish this for the critique tomorrow...

12 comments:

Helen said...

The quilt is looking fantastic. I'm digging the colors, and the reed addition is too cool.

You're totally teasing us along here! I'm dying to see the whole thing :)

Brittany Noel said...

Thank you so much Helen!! I'm so sick of cutting these reeds (so monotonous and such), but I really want to build up at least a couple layers... I'm glad you like it so far :)

Matt said...

i like the stitching on the reeds.

i want to see it big.

Brittany Noel said...

Do you mean see the whole thing?

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

I'm sorry I'm late with this. How'd the critique go? I love the colors.

Brittany Noel said...

Hi Jen! The critique went pretty well. I mean in that they didn't say it was horrible, haha. Basically, they all said what I was feeling but couldn't really place: I need to simplify it and make it more mysterious and such. It's too literal right now and doesn't really entice the viewer. You can't see the stitching that well from a distance, and you can tell it's just a water scene, so what's the point of looking up close? So, I dyed a ton of silk organza and am doing some shibori samples this weekend and will be covering some parts up and working around others. I'm pretty excited. So, in terms of where I'm going now, it was a good critique. Ha, long answer huh?

t does wool said...

love the greens and blues you have chosen...developing such a wonderful eye.
Hope your Easter was great,Brittany.

Brittany Noel said...

Thank you Theresa. Color is really important to me, and I admire your eye for it, so I really appreciate it :) Happy Easter to you too!

Jesse said...

It looks great at this point, I can't wait to see what you do with the organza!

Brittany Noel said...

Hi Jesse! Thanks :) The organza should make it really so much better. At least, it better!

Lobster and swan said...

when I need a thread colour I always end up buying a big handful they are like pick and mix for adults. I love the colours you have chosen here.

Brittany Noel said...

Me too! It's so much fun. Just the same with embroidery thread, too!