Tranquility Blues resulted from a challenge I posed to myself: Could I create a composition that achieves both impact and serenity while using a monochromatic (and thus sometimes risky) palette of mostly solid fabrics? I like to think the answer is Yes!
The quilt gets textural interest from the use of cottons and linens. Its improvisational design highlights the huge variation in hue and value: cerulean, aquamarine, saxe, Tiffany blue, azure, teal, Copenhagen blue, powder blue, Nile blue, turquoise and more. And two prints—one pale teal with splotchy dots, the other a burgundy streaked with electric blue—provide some pop.
Tranquilty Blues has been juried into the New Quilts of Northern California exhibtion at Pacific International Quilt Festival. The show runs October 11–14, 2018 at the Santa Clara (CA) Convention Center.
Another quilt of mine, Siena Rooftops, has also been juried into PIQF.
Longarm quilting by Angie Woolman
Photography by Douglas Sandberg