Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Shop Newz

I have to smile having just intentionally misspelled the word news. My uncle Shlomo, now sadly deceased, used to rail against the American propensity for intentional misspellings. The word night written as nite on a highway billboard would set him off about the bad example this brand of spelling error was setting for the youth of this country. Looking back, I realize that his rant was slightly tongue in cheek, but I have to wonder what he would think of the inundation of our culture and language with email influenced shortenings like LMK and LOL.
What does that have to do with the title of this post? Uh...nothing. I'm a stream of consciousness kind of thinker and stuff just comes to mind.
Anyway, I've added some new items to my shop and thought I'd showcase them here first.

Both these pieces are made with what I call "low volume" fabrics. I really enjoy working with intense colors, but these fabrics offer me a respite. I need that every once in a while so I can return to color with a fresh eye. Also, it really lets me focus on the graphic quality of these fabrics.

I love the simplicity of these items. They feel fresh, and making them is almost a cleansing experience. I actually currently working on several pieces that are raucous with color, but I'm sure I'll need to make more of these kinds of things down the road. I guess it's just a matter of balance.


Kristin L said...

I really enjoy these low volume pieces of yours. They remind me of pages in a sketchbook because of all the white and bits of texture that read as linework to me.

Tamara said...

I totally agree with you, I have this thing for whites and citrus colours at the moment and after working with many brights it does change the way you look at them...today I am loving yellow and greens but last month it was cobalt blue. Even the pattern design on the fabric I use has changed from big bold prints to texty or simple line drawing designs. I noticed you have used gingham, I have been searching high and low for some lovely black & white gingham to no avail...suggestions anyone?

upstateLisa said...

Love your 'respite'.

Kristy said...

ha ha I have a friend exactly like your late uncle - when she was working as a council planner with the power to approve or refuse development applications for businesses and signange, she made a coffee shop spell the word 'espresso' in their advertising signage correctly as a condition of their approval! ok, back on topic, I just love the colour combination you've used here, just lovely

jacquie said...

love these low volume works of yours. i was wondering..do you use free motion to quilt like this or a walking foot?

K said...

I love the intense colors you dye.
I'm still just looking at and loving the ones I bought from you.
Sometimes we do need a place to rest our eyes and your new work does just that.

Michelle said...

i love the little zigzag quilt! i found it last week when looking for quilt designs on google. :)

Malka Dubrawsky said...

Thanks everyone!
Jacquie- All my quilting is free motion. I don't actually own a walking foot.

Lasso the Moon said...

I love your quilting style. It has inspired me to be a little more adventurous with my free motion quilting foot. I just did a bag in a loopy design, and I'm hooked. Thanks for that.

Anonymous said...

Enchanting! Your colours are so pleasant to look at. Sometimes I wonder if colour is a subtle kind of food. I never get hungry when I paint. Having a piece of yours and using it might have the same effect, your colours definitely taste nice!

Anonymous said...

Oooh, I love this little quilt, the pale colours and pretty, sparse prints. I've posted on my blog, and borrowed a pic. Hope you don't mind. http://vickihalliday.wordpress.com/