My mother loves the artist Henri Matisse. She especially loves his cut-out pieces. She said to me that if I ever wanted to make her a quilt, she would like one a made of bright bandannas to compliment the Matisse posters she has.
Last January I started participating in Patterns by Jen’s #2018MonthlyColorChallenge. Each month a block is made using fabrics of a only specific color. I decided I would use these blocks to make a quilt for my mother, instead of bandannas.
Here are the ones I completed and posted on IG sparkleonwithabbie.
I did miss a few months, so to fill in the blanks I made a few more to reach twelve blocks, some repeating the color scheme from the challenge.
I found the background fabric I will use, Background fabric Moda Grunge “Seeing Stars” cream. I really like how it looks with each block.
I’m working on a layout to make a full size bed quilt. I have until Christmas to complete it!
While planning this quilt, it was interesting to learn that Matisse transitioned from painting to cut collages later in his life.
A battle with cancer in the 1940s left artist Henri Matisse confined to a wheelchair. His poor health has prevented him from painting, but didn’t stop him from creating art. He began as he described it, “painting with scissors,” cutting shapes out of paper freehand and gluing them to paper, canvas and board.
I love art because of my mother. When I look at a painting I love, it is like stepping into a whole new world yet a word you feel like you’ve always known. Ah, there I go getting philosophical!
I have so many “favorite” artists in all different mediums. That will have to be another post! But now I’m wondering who your favorite artist is/are?
Sincerely and colorfully ~Abbie 😊💫