Orange/Gray Composition 2014 Cindy Grisdela

Orange/Gray Composition 2014 Cindy Grisdela


Yellow/Gray Composition 2014 Cindy Grisdela

Yellow/Gray Composition 2014 Cindy Grisdela

I was in my studio last week working on some new compositions, and I need some advice. Do you like the yellow and gray design or the orange and gray one?

These are likely to turn into pillows, but I think the idea might be interesting enough for a series of wall hangings. What do you think? Maybe different colors would work too?

Of course, these don’t have any texture yet because they haven’t been quilted–maybe it’s hard to tell what they could be. I could use straight horizontal or vertical lines, wavy lines, or add some dense  swirls to complement the straight lines of the design.

Leave me a comment and let me know what you think!

I have a busy show season the next few months; mark your calendars:

October 17-19, 2014 – Great Falls Studios 2014 Studio Tour. I’ll be in my studio space at the Artists’ Atelier, 1144 Walker Road, Suite G, Great Falls, VA. Come see how I add texture to my quilts just using a regular sewing machine.  Hours are 10-5 all three days. FREE.

October 31-November 2, 2014 – Washington Craft Show. Located at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. Hours are 10-8 Friday, 10-6 Saturday and 11-5 Sunday. I’ll be in Booth 517. Admission $15.

November 8-9, 2014 – Downtown Art Festival, Gainesville, FL.

November 22-23, 2014 – American Fine Craft Show, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY.

December 4-7, 2014 – One of A Kind Show Chicago, Chicago, IL.

I hope to see you soon!


  1. Donalee Kennedy on September 22, 2014 at 5:27 pm

    I like them both….. Orange= hot & excited Yellow= calm and relaxed.

  2. Donalee Kennedy on September 22, 2014 at 5:29 pm

    I LOVE the little tan rectangle in upper right corner of yellow… mmmmmm delicious.

  3. vickie on September 22, 2014 at 10:35 pm

    I like the yellow.

  4. dawn on September 24, 2014 at 12:31 pm

    while i like the contrast of the orange and gray, i find it a bit one dimensional. i find the yellow and gray to be a more cohesive piece, in that, the contrast is more muted between the gray and yellow, and the inclusion of a grayish piece in the yellow piecework pulls it together. the yellow and gray has a soothing quality while maintaining the warmth and vitality of the yellow. i know this wasn’t exactly an eloquent response, but i’m flying out the door and wanted to comment. thanks! good luck and good work!

  5. May Tanner on September 24, 2014 at 12:48 pm

    Like both your orange/yellow combos very much. In the predominately yellow see an “E” and thought it would be advantages to make alphabets in this style, for people’s initials…could be hung horizontal or vertical depending on the client’s wishes. You’d have more zing with a different color in the background, the little bit of grey mixed with the
    orange or yellow combos is nice tho.

  6. Jeri on September 24, 2014 at 2:34 pm

    The yellow and gray is really nice and different. The orange is a little strong and overdone. Used to much.

  7. Beth in MN on September 26, 2014 at 11:16 pm

    The yellow appeals to me more. While the yellow is more subtle it has more dimension, variety, and interest. In the orange study, the touch of green adds an element of interest but it still appears flat. They are both an interesting study. Looking forward to what develops.

  8. Silvia on October 12, 2014 at 11:09 pm

    Cindy, perdón pero hace poco que conozco tu obra. Me encanta!!!! Me apasiona tu uso del color y de las formas!!! Soy muy nueva en este arte textil, no te llego ni a la punta de tu zapato!!! Amo tus obras, genia!!! Qué lástima la distancia!!!! Algún día podré conocerte. Un beso y feliz de gozar con tus obras!!! Otro beso desde La Plata, Argentina!!!!!(Quizás algún día sí tú puedas visitarnos!!!)