Wheat in the Field
This is for a challenge in my local area. For our yearly art quilt show we can buy a challenge packet of 2 fabrics. From those 2 fabrics we have to use a recognizable amount in a finished item of any size and type. Bag, quilt, wall hanging, wearable, etc. it only has to incorporate those 2 fabrics and follow the theme of the year. This year - pieces of the west. We were provided with a golden cream, and a print of cowboy boots on a black background. well, hmmm.
I elected to go for wheat. How the west was farmed and the various grasses we grow glimmer in the sun and sustain us and the various mammals we share this life with. How to do that. I decided to do a modern styling or the drunkards path. Choosing a lot of stash fabrics in the same color family as the gold to cream color I added a fun western print of saddles to the background cowboy boots.
I quilted each grain in a free motion curve, mimicking the way the grasses grow on a curve to float and then catch the seeds as they ripen. Adding a few random lines of beads to continue that line effect gave dimension and added movement.
For the back I pieced the remaining cream squares with the saddle print. I will be adding the quilt tag given to the show participants.