I think I’ve finally made a subtle quilt with nuanced colors. I’ve mentioned Subtle Points before when it was still under construction. I just finished sewing on the hanging sleeve and placing it above my bed so now I’m ready to see if it passes the subtle test in the opinion of others.
The brightest part of this quilt is the kind-of aqua triangles. Those started out as a peachy colored silk crepe (from my grandmother’s legacy) that I dyed with yellows, blues and purples. The combination really muted all the colors involved.
The pinks and purple fabrics are hand dyed old table linens and a gray bed sheet left over from a shower curtain project (from about 2001.) The grays are hand dyes by Vicki Welsh, while the outer print is a batik that’s been languishing in my stash because no one could play with it. The bronze solid is a Kaffe Fassett shot cotton. The blobby print that started this whole project is by McKenna Ryan.
On the back I used up that McKenna Ryan print and cleaned out some other oldies from my stash. Those drawers are getting emptier.
Just to show you how hard it is for me to restrain my use of bright color, here’s an early example of my color sense.