Saturday, January 24, 2015

Lit from within

I love this piece by Melody Johnson.  I like the skinny lines and the dots and  the colors and, most of all, I love how it looks lit from within.  I found a blog entry from around the time she made this piece.  She had been feeling stuck and making these little quilts gave her a sense of fun and freedom, which is what you need to be unstuck.  She writes about it beautifully here.

I am crazy for things that look lit from within, which is different than just light and dark.

Colorwash quilts have a lit from within look, too.  Wanda from Exuberant Color does an amazing job making that happen in her color wash quilts (and in other types, too).  Here is a type she calls confetti (because it is made from small scraps).

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