I had been thinking for a while about a composition that would be very similar to an earlier landscape quilt, "Late March." I had adjusted the proportion of the rectangles to be more suggestive of the actual proportions of random stones--they would be 9x11" rather than 9x12". But once I found the new subject of "holiness," rather than "stones," that seemed too small, and I scaled up the blocks to 14x17. The final composition is 85 x 70." As I chose the colors and decided on the layout, I had these qualities in mind: quiet, secure, solid, protective, encompassing.
|"Holiness" [photo from August, 2016; unquilted cloth stretched on a wood frame]|
This last photo is for those who are interested in details about what dyes I used. Unmarked squares are from dyes I mixed myself from primaries; one other one I mixed is identified as "Carol's black"--the formula known to anyone who has taken a dyeing class with Carol Soderlund. The 600-numbers are pre-mixed blacks from Pro Chemical and Dye; the "Black CWNA, Dark Black, and Black Bang" are from Custom Set Procion Dyes. The second number is the DOS (depth of shade), where .03 DOS means 0.03% (or 0.0003 of weight of goods). The orange that I mixed with one bluish black is a primary from ProChem, "Strong Orange." Not shown here are the samples that I didn't use because they leaned too much towards green, blue, or brown.