Monday, January 25, 2010

Looking down on it all

Finished. I am working my way through January as if I were actually getting paid. Ha! This is my second "Bird's Eye View" piece finished this month. They will be submitted next month. The first was Mt. Hood from the Air which has taken its place in my blog banner above. It was not intended for the blog, but when I was contemplating changing the look, it suddenly seemed perfect. For one thing I think it is the only quilt I have ever made that is that horizontal in orientation. Then, there is the fact that Mt. Hood is sort of the definitive landmark here where I live. When we can see Mt. Hood, we know it is a good day.

Now, this second piece, by contrast is not a real place. It exists only in my imagination, but it is an impression of scenes I have seen from the air. It needs a name. If you have any great ideas leave me a comment. I do love the greens and there are some really beautiful color changes when you look at it closeup.

24 comments:

  1. I love the color changes, too. The only names that occur to me are Fields (too mundane), Flyover Zone (too dismissive), and A River Runs through It (cliche/overused). Hmmm, can I get back to you on that?

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  2. All in a day's work.

    Just what came to mind, probably not your point of reference, but certainly what I from mine.

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  3. This is so lovely! All the greens in this are so inviting to me.

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  4. Anonymous6:10 AM

    Made me think of "How Green Are My Pastures". I love the beautiful and subtle shadings. This piece must have been especially enjoyable to work on in Jan.!
    Lyn in CC

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  5. I've always thought that seeing farmlands from an airplane looked like a patchwork quilt---so how about "Farmer's Patchwork".

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  6. Anonymous7:40 AM

    Well, I'm still thinking about your piece, Teri! I have marveled at scenes like this while flying, too. I love greens... the color our eyes can see more shades of than any! How about "Verdant Vista"? I just couldn't resist another suggestion...
    Lyn in CC

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  7. I think your blog post title is the perfect title for the piece....it's really well done!

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  8. Oh, Terry, this is stunning. Just when you post something that I think is my favorite piece of yours of all time, you post a new piece that becomes my new favorite. This is the one for me now, but I can't wait to see what you do next. :-)

    I love the shapes and colors and subtle patterning in the fabric. I wish I could just sit in a corner of your room and watch you work.

    No brilliant flashes of inspiration re the quilt name -- for some reason, "God's Eye View" popped into my head. Go figure.

    Anyway, beautiful, beautiful, beautiful.

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  9. Verdant is one word that came to mind but I don't know what to put with it.
    Saphire Fields?
    Another lovely piece.

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  10. I love it too! How about "As the Crow Flies?"

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  11. When I see your work, I always have so many questions, like

    How do you manage the subtly shifting color?
    How do you get the dark lines around the border of the pieces?
    How do you decide what direction to stitch in?

    If you ever gave a workshop, I would come!

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  12. I think your blog post title says it all: "Looking Down on it All"!

    Waaay cool Terry!

    xo

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  13. Another stunning quilt! I got as far as "A Slice of..." and then didn't know quite what to add. I know it isn't of any particular place, but think you could put a regional slant in the name.

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  14. How about "Idaho Fields Forever."

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  15. Sawtooth Spring?

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  16. The shading gives it a special magic.

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  17. Love it, love it. How about "The View from Here"?

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  18. This is so cool. Although, I know it's not, I want see this piece as big as a door, bigger! The way the perspective shifts subtly from one unit to another is spooky and compelling. The furrows are, as they should be, not exacting. Marvelous piece.

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  19. LOVE both of these Bird's Eye View pieces!!!

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  20. These are great! As for a name, "Plane Plains" popped into my head.

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  21. Ooh! This is GREAT! You do the long skinny vertical so well! I love the texture of fields! I agree with Vickie & Judy - your post title works well with this piece!

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  22. You certainly don't need another comment, but here goes anyway: Your piece is great!

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  23. Just have to add another "GREAT" .. these are lovely Terry.

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