I walked home from work yesterday afternoon (trying to dislodge a few kilos!). As it was hot and humid I walked slowly and started to notice different leaf formations on trees and shrubs as I walked past gardens. Some were linear and some seemed to radiate from a central point which led to thoughts about how I could incorporate that concept into a quilt design i.e. how to use organic shapes, but not appliquéd leaves, flowing out from a specific point – anyway I snapped few photos on my ever-present iPad.My thoughts on this were possibly prompted by a visit to the NSW Art Gallery last Sunday where I reacquainted myself with the works of Matisse, particularly his cut-outs.
I succumbed to a book about this period of his life and artistic career and a boxed set of printed cards of some of his cut-outs. I love his way of describing this process “…painting with scissors…” . Surely such a description could be almost be applied to improv quilting?
I would love a Matisse cut-out style quilt on my bed!