Fabrics That Swim Together

These were the fabrics that inspired me today.  The two together, getting lost in each other.

It took me a while to figure out how to sew them together. They keep the eye moving, so different and at the same time similar enough to swim with each other.

I get stuck looking at them. It’s hard for me to pull my eyes away to imagine what might come next. There’s so much movement and energy, I knew I had to quiet it a bit. But I don’t want to lose the momentum.

That is part of the thrill.


6 thoughts on “Fabrics That Swim Together

  1. At first I didn’t see the animals because the matching colors caught my attention first. The way you have combined them reminds me of those images where you have to soften the focus of your eyes to see the 3D forms come into the foreground. Lovely colors and movement

    1. I thought of that too LoisJean. I love that play with these patterns. The animals are a contemporary piece of fabric that Fran sent me a couple of years ago. The other fabric is vintage. I’ve had it for so long, I don’t remember who gave it to me. I find it interesting how the animals almost mimic the pattern or movement of the pattern on the other fabric and how the colors look the same even though many of them aren’t.

  2. Just beautiful. The pattern surrounding the animals reminds of light waves and water ripples. A composition that compels meditation.

  3. The herd-like animal pattern and the wave-like ripples of the other makes it look like they’re migrating. Especially with the ocean-colored border you put around it. Very cool.

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