Monday, 4 October 2010


Nifty Quilts (love love love her blog and quilts) has shown her Matisse quilt which she has been making.

I don't know what it is about that artist that makes me think colour!  Lots of  C O L O U R .

Colour is everywhere.

Even if it is black and white

  or gorgeous batiks log cabins

or tiny little scraps being made into blocks

or (and this is really the point of this post)

hats made out of cardboard

Now go back to Nifty Quilt's post about her Matisse quilt and look at the shapes.  Then come back here and look at those minute shapes.

I personally would have drawn them on, but oh no. The Young One painstakingly drew them, coloured them, then cut them out and stuck them on.

And the point of this post?

Ooops - sorry - The Young One had to do an art project last school year "Make a Hat Inspired by an Artist".

She originally chose Coco Chanel as she adores fashion.  The hat wouldn't click.  We tried everything, including having great fun with papier maché.

In the end she sought "inspiration" from her art teacher.  Together they sat down at the computer and typed various artist's names into Google Images.

The Young One fell for Matisse;

There - that's the point of this post.  Taken a long time to get there, but hope you had fun along the way.


True Blue Nana said...

Yes it was great fun getting to your point. Thanks for pointing us to Nifty Quilts. I love your colorful blocks. I love lots of color too.

sewmuchprogress said...

Fab stuff! We love Matisse in our house, and in fact, just finished blogging about our Matisse home ed week.

Your batiks are looking lovely!

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

YES! I love the process here! Good for the young one! COLOR! Isn't it glorious!

Michele Bilyeu said...

Great post, Clare! I am crawling out of house tours, and quilted forests, and quilts, quilts, quilts...and ready to finally play with some color!

belinda said...

Yes....I've been to her blog...LOVE!!!

Color...Color everywhere!!!!! You nearly have a quilt with those blocks Gail sent you!!!

Quiltdivajulie said...

LOVE this post ... love it!!

Shasta said...

Cute hats! Color is just fabulous!