Monday, March 25, 2013

Every Single Day




"Milk In Time" by Pamela Priday

My experience of moving from city to country was sharpened during a discussion with our local butcher, who also manages a dairy.  Milk is such a daily necessity for most of us.   Every single day of their lives, dairy cows need to be milked.   As I pondered our theme Every Single Day,  neighbour's cows passed by our back fence - and bingo, "Milk In Time" became my piece of work.

Sketching in my journal I thought about the elements involved in milking cows and this process did help the design of my piece.   I selected hand dyed and painted fabrics depicting nature's colours (especially greens) and with thread and fabric, drew images of cows and milk bottles to emphasise the milk theme.  I wanted to keep the composition simple but with a touch of complexity to capture viewer's interest. 

9 comments:

  1. Well done! I really like the country feel of your quilt. The colours are beautiful.

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  2. I love the spontaneous look of this quilt. The colour and textures are very appealing. I really like your way of working, Pamela.

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  3. Beautiful colours and quilt.

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  4. I love the colors, the quilt idea and the stitching. I have a few friends who have had dairies. (interestingly, they don't have them now)

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  5. Pamela,
    I really love this quilt.
    It puts me in Vermont, New England USA.
    This is a color palette and theme that definitely merits a series ????

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    1. Heidi,
      You have given me food for thought, with the series idea. Good one!
      Pamela

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  6. Udderly gorgeous, Pamela! Are those quilt lines what I think they are? I do like the colours and whimsical feel to the quilt. Such fun, it makes me smile

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  7. There are so many things I like about this quilt: the color palette, the raw edges of fabric, the different thread thicknesses. I agree with Heidi -- make this a start of series!

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