Tuesday, 11 October 2011

mystic eye1 & 2

I was looking at a quilt I made a few years ago and decided to make another version with completely different colours, different quilting and a different shape.  I still really like the first version but I think I like the new version better.

First version


Second version

28 comments:

Sally Poke said...

Second "mystic eye" shows your progress with quilting Cat, keep up the good work. I love the colours, the quilting, everything about it......Sally

Trish said...

I think I like the first version better, Cat. I like the simplicity of it.
Trish

Fran C said...

I like both of them but love the newer version.

Lorraine McMahon said...

I love the drama of the new one though the older one has it's charm. That's an interesting thing to do as it shows how we develop our ideas.
Lorraine at the beach at Toogoom Q

Lorraine McMahon said...

I like the drama of the new one though the older one has it's charm. It is an interesting thing to do as it shows how we develop in our quilting.
Lorraine at the beach at Toogoom Q

Melinda said...

It's nice to see you posting again.

Anonymous said...

Love the texture of the second one . WOW

Kim Marguerite said...

Nice design and it shows well in both versions. I'm leaning towards the second one, but the first one looks great, too.

FIBREARTS ALLIANCE, CANADA said...

Hi Cat... Beth Garner here from Kingston, ON. Your quilts are wonderful - both of them! The quilting makes them both sing and the texture is wonderful. Design wise, I love the beautiful colour in #1 and the deep,intense focus of the second. Thanks for sharing.
Bethany

Yes Mam! Fiber Art said...

Oh, yes, I LOVE the second version!

Martha said...

Version 2 wins for me. The heavy quilting in the surrounding border adds great texture; I also like the color scheme of earth colors--greens, orange, yellow, red.
Martha Ginn
P.S. I read some of your earlier entries--loved the animal pics. Blessings on you as you face the challenges of your MS.

Judys Fiber Art said...

It could be that the lighting and photography make the difference, but I would choose the second version.

Tobi said...

I don't feel they need comparison; they are different studies using the same basic shapes. One is looking more at color, the other at texture, and they both have their charm.

Robin said...

The second version are my favorite colors so I choose it:) I also agree with what Sally said about your quilting though-it is the first thing that struck me.

Janice m said...

The richer, deeper colors of the second strike me as much more "tribal" as you mentioned. The first is "pretty" attractive et al, but the second one really speaks. Ditto on the progress of quilting...

Susan said...

I really like the newer version. I think that is, in part, because I can see your wonderful quilting.

Anonymous said...

I like both as well, both have a different feel that I enjoy.

fndlmous said...

the second version shows your progress as an artist both in terms of technical skill and your understanding of the use of colour--which results in a much more sophisticated colour scheme. As Trish said, the first version is appealing in its simplicity, but the scond version is much more appeqaling as a work of art.
Pat f in Winnipeg

Bev said...

both of them are nice, but the second one really has the WOW factor

ART said...

Definately like the second.

KAM said...

I like both versions. The first pops with the bright clear colors and has a graphic appeal. The second, with colors more muted and much more quilting has more of an organic feel to it. Different in so many ways; only the "map beneath each execution is the same; you have accomplished two very different executions in fiber. Nice work.

Anonymous said...

I think what you have here is the start of a series! This design is so complex that it would sustain the viewer's interest thru many different versions. I especially like the background quilting in #2, and your photo shows it very well.

Keep up the good work!
Linda
quiltlady@san.rr.com
Quiltart reader

PeggySue said...

Both are very nice! I prefer the colors and quilting of the second one, love the background!

sherry peterson said...

I am drawn to the colors of 1, but my socks are blown away by the quilting on 2. It show an incredible amount of growth/or willingness to push the limits in your work.
sherry

Anonymous said...

The first is a very pretty quilt, but the second has drama, texture, more personality. I want to touch it and of course it is in my favorite colors. Max

Raylee - Sunflower Quilting said...

I prefer the second as I love the quilting and the colours more than the first. Great work.

Raylee - Sunflower Quilting said...

I prefer the second version, love the quilting and the colours more. I agree the loghting may affect the viewing a little but still prefer number 2

cat in tassie said...

Thanks to everyone for the great comments. It's interesting to hear other people's perspectives. Sometimes when it's your work, you are so close to it that you begin to doubt yourself (or else think it is so wonderful that it couldn't possibly be improved LOL). I hadn't thought of using these as the start of a series but I can think of a few other things that I could do with the design.

I do think the lighting made a huge difference. The second one was taken with the late afternoon light, so the angle of the lighting really showed up the quilting.