Wednesday, November 19, 2008

In Search of Simplicity

"Think simple" as my old master used to say - meaning reduce the whole of its parts into the simplest terms, getting back to first principles.”
~ Frank Lloyd Wright



I am in search of simplicity.

Simplicity in design. Simplicity in form. Simplicity in function.

This new functional art quilt is back to the basics, with simply block piecing and straight rows of quilting. I hope that the simplicity of the design, coupled with my best craftsmanship and fabric selection, translates into a touch of eclectic elegance in which ever way it is used...



“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” ~ Leonardo da Vinci


"Simplicity, carried to an an extreme, becomes elegance." ~ Jon Franklin


“Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.” ~ Albert Einstein

Note: One thing that is not simple is getting the colors to show true in each picture. Something I was not able to achieve here due to fluctuating lighting as I took the pictures, as well as the various places the photos are loaded on. Blogger, Etsy, and Flicker all show the colors differently. Drives me crazy! I would say, at least as far as my monitor is concerned, that the 1st and 3rd pictures shown here, are most accurate in representing the quilts true colors.

15 comments:

Hey Harriet said...

I think you've achieved eclectic elegance with this quilt! It's truly lovely! I also appreciate simplicity across many artforms. Even in films & music I find it a beautiful thing :)

picciolo said...

I don't know how you have managed to do this so quickly, it is just gorgeous
: )

High Desert Diva said...

I'm always so impressed with your work and attention to detail. Another wonderful (simple) piece.

Good idea showing it three ways :-)

Bascom said...

Victoria, it seems to me in your design you have used parsimony quite well.

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

I love the quilting - it looks amazing! and of course i love the simplicity too - I'm a square girl :)

Fer said...

Lovely! I feel that with the amazing variety of fabrics available these days, you sometimes feel that they need to speak for themselves. So you're right, simple piecing is all that's required.

I constantly get frustrated with Blogger especially. My photos never turn out very good!

:o)

jacquie said...

i'm loving the quilting on this piece as well as the lovely color combo. great work!

Cicada Studio said...

Your "simple" still looks pretty darned complex to me. But that's the beauty of real simplicity...

Rae said...

Your simplicity is lovely.

Rosebud Collection said...

Beautiful work..It is true, simplicity is beautiful..less is more.

please sir said...

I love your search. Looking for simple can be hard especially with so much that is out there. Looks like you are heading in the right direction - good luck!

dolcechic said...

Beautiful work!

Rachel said...

Such a pretty quilt - and it looks great on that chair! What a nice touch : )

Kala Pohl Studio said...

I am into simple elegance and love your creation. You are very talented:)

Mrs.French said...

there is nothing more beautiful than a simple life...this is a prime example of that. xo