Reflections and the Golden Hour
So the Studio Art Quilts Associates is working with Andover Fabrics to create designs for their second fabric line, to be juried by Luana Rubin. The line will be titled The Golden Hour, that hour of dusk or dawn when the interplay between warm light and cool shadows is most fascinating for artists. SAQA members may create any patterns using any means for submission. ‘They’ get to choose the color ways, so the designer is really just putting forth patterns for consideration. It is free to enter, and so I took some time to develop some samples.
I was inspired by the thought of sunlight glinting off water. SAQA and Andover want designs that will work well as textures, blenders, and backgrounds. Think complementary colors. I also was inspired by a recent class with Cas Holmes, where we crumpled paper before painting it (I didn’t even have to dye fabric!). The textural effect reminded me a lot of light reflecting off water.
Some Sample “Reflections”
I called my submissions Reflections I, II, and III. Carson McCullers, a favorite southern gothic author of mine, wrote a novel called Reflections in a Golden Eye. No relation. Here are some of the samples I worked up:
I did some more samples, but I could only submit three for consideration, so I won’t post my least favorites here. Which ones do you like? Can you see them as fabric in your stash in your favorite colorway? Wouldn’t it be cool to say you had designed a fabric line? Keep your fingers crossed for me!