Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Roberto Capucci + Baby Romper =

...this 72" long chevron. Fabulous! Nothing is pressed, trimmed, or attached, just raw free piecing ready to become something.It all started with the baby romper that Nettie posted as the inspiration for her bee blocks. I made this free pieced chevron and have been thinking about the chevron thing ever since.
Then when I was in LA I came across this picture of this amazing Roberto Capucci dress in Marie Claire. Eeek! If that's not a color inspiration I don't know what is. So my brain has been ruminating about those colors and then it hit me today....why not? So I went oversized with this giant chevron. Now I need to do something with it...
I love the black background. I'm going to add black to the top and bottom at angles to complete the chevron look, but how to trim it? It could be straight and narrow like the chevron in Nettie's block. It could widen at the bottom like the silhouette of the dress. Or it could curve gently. What do you think?

Then I need to consider placement...hmmmm....lots to think about. Want to weigh in? I'd love to hear your thoughts.

The "With Love for Japan" ends today. I'll give you till midnight central time and then I'm tallying up all the entries and doing the random number thing. Again, thanks for taking action.

PS....Happy Birthday, JON!!!!
I love you...and wish you weren't so far away!
Mom

24 comments:

Amber said...

Wow - absolutely gorgeous! Not sure what advice to give you on how to trim it though!? And Happy Birthday Jon!

Cheryl Arkison said...

Oooh....
How about a gentle kick out on one side, just to give a little hint of the inspiration?

Contented Caroline said...

Gentle curves like the flow of the dress sound great - really loving the idea and use of colour.

Duyvken said...

OMG that dress is divine. And your chevron is gorgeous.

AuntySally said...

How about using your design wall and draping sections of background fabric in each of your designs. Then you could take a picture of each one to make a better assessment.

Lisa ONeill said...

Love your chevron block - I think you've inspired my next quickie quilt that I need to make for a new baby. The Roberto Cavalli collection just landed in Philadelphia at the art museum - can't wait to check it out!

Clare said...

The colours in the first photo are awesome.

Brenda said...

great colours, great idea. I think some curved piecing is in order to follow the lines of the chevron as it is now. sort of wavy and undulating.

Darcie said...

A wonky chevron. Now that is genius! I love that.

Happy Birthday, Mr. Jon!

Live a Colorful Life said...

I have absolutely no advice. I just love the gradation of colors though. Really gorgeous!

connie said...

Oh, this is wonderful. I love the photo inspiration. I think you should see if you could mimic the shape of the dress. Smooth on one side and irregular with a slight curve on the other.

What ever you do will be wonderful!

nettie said...

ooooh, that is really cool. it's going to be so great.

Shelley said...

I've been thinking about doing a solids quilt in fuchsia, orange, and gold for a few months - it's so great to see those colors together looking that fantastic in your chevron piecing! Love it! This is giving me so much motivation!

Char said...

I just told my husband on Sunday I'd like to see the Capucci exhibit at the Phila. Art Museum.

audreypawdrey said...

I love the gradation of colors! I like the idea of widening at the bottom like the dress. Beautiful!

Esch House Quilts said...

I also love the idea of making the bottom curve someway.

Amanda M. said...

So wonderful to see your creative process and idea development! Beautiful colors - you are so talented! I say throw a curve in there and mix it up. :)

Amy said...

I really ilke it!can't wait to see what ya do with it,Amy

Tim said...

Coll stuff.

aracne said...

We have a Roberto Capucci Museum in Florence, that I regularly visit. Have a look here:
http://www.fondazionerobertocapucci.com/

judy said...

I was looking at this months Harper's Bazaar and saw this marvelous piece of fashion pictured with a different view. It took my breath away too. How can you not be inspired. I love your interpretation.

Elizabeth said...

A member of the Philadelphia Museum of art I went crazy when I got my announcement...I immediately ordered a catalog and when I get over being sick I am running to the museum.

MightyMom said...

AWESOME!!!!! I love love love it!

roberta said...

Hi from Italy! I visited Roberto Cappucci"s exposition in Gorizia ( north east Italy) a few years ago with my daughter. We went through it several times, it took us at least few hours, he had 107 of his creations....incredible!!!!!!!!The year after that we went to see Missoni's show, all the quilts he made using remanents from his sweater's business, another incredible show.....all of them inspirational!
Love your blog, Roberta