Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Dark Side of the Moon

I admit it. I'm a big fan of Pink Floyd. As well as loving their music, I think their song titles are great too. I've been thinking for a while about interpreting some of them as quilts.

Here's my first one - Dark Side of the Moon.
These are just squares at this stage and yet to be sewn together. It will be 48" square without borders.

Most of the background fabric comes from one single piece of dyed fabric, as do most of the moons from another. These two pieces of fabric came out with such wonderful colours that I wanted to use them by themselves, though there are a few bits of other fabric in there to make up the numbers.
Click on the photo for a closer look.

13 comments:

joyce said...

I absolutely love this quilt. Is it pieced or fused or appliqued? The colors are fantastic together.

Sheila said...

I am very impressed with the exact circles. I love the color palette. It is one of my favorite combinations.

Helen said...

I love Pink Floyd too! Great music - great quilt.

Jo in NZ said...

Great quilt Shirley. Roger Waters is coming to NZ. You going?

Caitlin said...

YUM! And yep, I'm a big Floyd fan too (Don't tell anyone, I even like some of Gilmour's solo stuff...)
This is a lovely quilt - way to go!
And now I MUST dye this week, I must I must...

Vicki said...

Perfect title for a very cool quilt. this one offers lots of quilting opportunities also.

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous quilt, clever title! Makes me itch to get back to quilting (sigh).

Elizabeth said...

I too am a great Floyd fan and the colours and shapes of this quilt says it all. What a great excuse to pul in the CD. My other eternal fave is Tubular Bells Mmmmmmmm thinks cap on !

Frederique said...

Great Pink Floyd's quilt!!
I love your work, so I added your blog in my blogroll, a large list of quilting and fiber art blogs.

teodo said...

Your quilt is great like Pink Floyd. It's fine music, colour, idea. ciao from Italy

Beate said...

absolutely Gorgeous quilt - the colors are fantastic

Terry Mason said...

Sensational quilt/dyed fabrics. You got it just right, a perfect visual image of the feeling the words project. You have a very good and sensual connection with color. I have always loved pastels, yet I do not get the excitement there that your darks and brights produce. It may just be the presentation, but there is that WOW impact that is created with the juxtaposition of the deep, rich dark colors against the lights, especially in the symmetrical Bondage series, which produces a wonderful depth, at least in these pictures, that you can look into and see images forming.
I think your location sounds fabulous, and I am delighted to read that you have two standard poodles. Great breed; wonderful creatures; highly intelligent. Sad, the way they bred them down into shivering little bundles of nerves with runny eyes. I guess I am of your mom's era, because the Aurora series does kind of remind me of the T-shirts I used to wear; in fact, I still have a few. And Pink Floyd was one of my daughter's favorites. But I am delighted to add your lovely blog to my list to read regularly, and I will definitely link you if I ever do one of my own. Terry

Vicki W said...

Shirley, I really like this! The fabrics you dyed/chose for this are perfect together.