Friday, January 20, 2017

Background Browns - Off the Wall Friday


Me:  If I don't get going on this lesson, I'm going to miss the deadline.

Husband:  So go sew.

Me:  I can't.  I don't understand brown.

Husband:  What's there to understand?  Brown is brown.

Me:  No, she says that browns leans toward different colors and that's what I don't understand.

Husband:  Why are you trying to talk about color.  Color is a visual decision.  Don't you always say- (mimicking) "Make Visual Decisions Visually"  ???  You know color.
Go sew.

Smart man - I knew there was a reason I married him!!

So I put on my  big girl pants and attacked my browns.  Once I started looking, I did have quite a few and it wasn't hard to pull a bunch for a background.  The minute I started sewing, I thought, gee why did I think this was going to be hard.

I already had a rough sketch of my design and came up with a sample size - 12" by 24".  With one long stretch of studio time I was done.  Now that its together, I can see how the browns do have different undertones - but I'm still having trouble verbalizing them.  Luckily color doesn't need to be verbalized much!!


When I was done, I liked the background so well that I'm loathed to put something on it.  I'm definitely going to have to a monochromatic piece one of these days in brown.  Who knew I was going to fall in love?

So this weekend I'll be able to finish up the assignment and get it handed in on time.  I might even be able to get the stitching and quilting done of it!  YAY!!

So What Have You been up to Creatively?

7 comments:

  1. I love this piece as it is! Just a little quilting and it's done. Beautiful! I agree-who knew that brown could be so interesting?

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  2. Nina Marie, I love this. It could stand alone as a quilt. You have me thinking more about brown.

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  3. I, too, love this combination and also think it could stand alone as a quilt. I don't use brown very often, but perhaps I should.

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  4. I love your use of browns...it can stand on its own...I would be hard pressed to put something on top and cover up the beautiful background.

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  5. Your husband is a very wise man - he married you, right? Lol! I love your fabrics together and agree to not add a thing besides quilting. Maybe some embroidered areas if you feel the need to add but subtle. Bravo!

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  6. Your husband is a very wise man - he married you, right? Lol! I love your fabrics together and agree to not add a thing besides quilting. Maybe some embroidered areas if you feel the need to add but subtle. Bravo!

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  7. So fun to hear about your progress with the browns! Your color pulls are great!

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