A pear that became a painting that became a quilt…

Color Study as a nine patch quilt, KG Taylor

You can never study color enough. This quilt image combines my love of color and pattern. The patches aren’t from a quilt maker’s fabric stash, (believe me, I have the fabric collecting thing going!) They are from a painting of a pear I made. I love the pear as a still life image, and this painting’s colors stuck with me. Hence the further study…

Pear, Oil, 8 x 10", KG Taylor

I am a believer in comparative study. Take one thing and compare it to another, and you get interesting ideas. The quilt has become an abstract view of the pear painting. Colors are isolated and repositioned. Now I have a fresh view of color in the pear painting. Is it working? Is there enough dark/light contrast? Would I change anything in this color palette for the next project or maybe stay with this one and do another?

Don’t know about you, but I see so many possibilities in this process of looking at something, rearranging and looking again. What do you think?


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6 Responses to “A pear that became a painting that became a quilt…”

  1. sandy Says:

    This is beautiful! And, what a great idea! I am not an artist, but am a quilter, with a color stash. Have you ever used this?



  2. Leslie Ann Clark Says:

    ooooh! I always loved your pears! The colors are so beautiful! The quilt is awesome!


  3. Global Toss-up Says:

    I recently read about taking Japanese kimono or yukata fabric, and then cut and rearrange it for an art quilt… similar in idea to what you’ve done with the painting and nine-patch. I’ll look forward to seeing more on your blog.


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