Hoo Knows? AP # 77

While attending Pam Beal’s class Minimalist Design, Maximum Impact,I began a number of small art pieces. Some of them have already been shared.

Blue Door, AP # 66

1973, AP # 74

X’s and O’s, AP # 75

Wise Old Owl, AP # 76

Today’s small art piece was also started in that class. Titled Who Hoo Knows?, AP # 77, the quilt measures 15×10”.

Who Hoo Knows?, AP # 77

Keeping with the theme of minimalism, this petite specimen has a limited color pallet. The soft minty teal (how’s that for a technical description) adds a pop of color that grabs your eye and draws it toward the center.

Of note are several special embellishments. Except for the zig-zagged raw edges of the sparkly grey fabric the rest of the quilting was hand stitched. Added for surprise elements were three teal and black beads along with a sassy, teal owl. The colors of the items were chosen to mirror the minty fabric frame.

Naming this mini quilt proved to be a challenge. Often times a name will come to mind while I am creating my art. In this case I wasn’t inspired until I added the owl. Given the difficulty I had in choosing the name I decided to select Hoo Knows?. Hoo, because of the sound associated with owls and the added owl bead. Knows, because of the phrase, “Who Knows?” I know it seems kind of corny but that’s ok! Who cares!

Hoo Knows was added to a background of black fabric. A layer of Warm & Natural batting is sandwiched in-between. To the quilt’s raw edges a binding of matching black fabric was added.

What do you think of my latest art piece?

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8 thoughts on “Hoo Knows? AP # 77

  1. Wow! That is a fantastic and elegant minimalist design! I seem to have missed a lot of awesome post of yours – catching up 🙂

    1. Awe thank you! 😊

  2. I like it! Love the zigzagged edges. That’s the first thing that caught my eye.

  3. I like the texture of that outside fabric. It reminds me of tweed, but it isn’t quite. The whimsical owl in the corner is a great addition.

    1. That fabric does have a really cool texture. Rough and sparkly all at the same time. Thank You!

  4. Good Morning! I didn’t realize the soft minty teal (!) fabric color – it is very soft. Oddly enough, I also didn’t notice the owl either and had to go looking for him. I do enjoy all the colors together, especially the owl on the gray – rather like he’s hiding in a wintery tree, keeping an eye on everything. ~smile~ Roseanne

    1. Your insight is always so interesting! Thank you for your comments!