Week in Review 2021 – 11/26


Overblown cumulus clouds set against a vibrant blue sky
It started with this photo

We celebrated Thanksgiving with our family yesterday. This has me thinking how the blending of families isn’t so different from a quilt’s palette. When it works – harmony. When it doesn’t – discord. Our family like many families is in a constant state of flux. We say good-bye to those die and welcome those who join through marriage and birth.

Coming Together

Celestial Celebration – the top is finished

When I pull together a palette, such as the one I chose for Celestial Celebration, I start with the nuclear family – those fabrics that will dominate. However, change is inevitable. There will be fabrics I thought perfect that are cut. Others will be brought in. In other words, my palette, like my family is in a constant state of flux.

In Harmony

Celestial Celebration – When the palette is in harmony, using the leftover strips to create a back that works is a snap.

We were blessed to capture that moment when our family, despite its past struggles, ups and down was in perfect harmony as if by magic on Thanksgiving day. Celestial Celebration is the artistic metaphor from when a constant state of flux pauses for just one moment as the top is finished.

Logo Resolution – Maybe

Thank you to all who took the time last week to chime in about their preferred logo. The majority of votes were for the simpler, colorful orb.

Favorite logo – take #2

However, those in favor of the other logo made a point, they didn’t like the image resting on top of my name and tagline, but preferred the layout with image beside the text. This is why I love hearing from you. I hadn’t realized I had a choice. I went back and played some more. Viola! The best of both worlds. This makes the brand (me) clear and provides a memorable, simple image as colorful as my work. Still haven’t bitten the bullet to buy it and add the logo to my site, perhaps next week if I don’t feel in a permanent state chaos with the US zaniness of Thanksgiving followed immediately by Christmas prep.

I am linking up with Nina Marie’s Off the Wall Fridays.

By Gwyned Trefethen

I am an artist who uses fabric, thread and miscellany to create designs gifted to me by my imagination.


    1. Thank you, Norma. I made many a color blooper when I first started creating art. Now selecting fabric for a piece, whether I am blending or want contrast is as natural as breathing.

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