The Review-The Thousand Quilt by Elizabeth Shippen Green

Hello and welcome to a Style Imitating Art roundup featuring all the wonderful interpretations that were sent to me this week.

What is Style Imitating Art?

Style Imitating Art is hosted by Salazar of 14 Shades of Grey, Shelbee of Shelbee on the Edge, and me. Style Imitating Art challenges us to draw style inspiration from pieces of art. Every other Monday one of us selects an inspiration image and we each post the image on our blogs. The following Monday we share our art-inspired outfits. The following Wednesday, the curator shares all of the submissions on her blog. This is that Wednesday for me!

This Week’s Inspirational Work


I chose work and artist that fits in with my unofficial SIA theme this year of women in the arts. Most of my curations will be by either women artists or works that I think carry a positive note for women.

I picked this Shoppen-Green work because of the mother/daughter relationship and the tradition of handing down skills from one generation to the next.

Let’s Get to the Review!

I list these in the order that I received them.

Reni of Reni’s Odd’s and Sods

Reni says, “I wanted to integrate the colours red, blue, yellow, green, and black. The first three appear in my trousers, so I added the green jacket and black shoes and glasses. The checks of the trousers represent the patchwork of the quilt.”

Sally of Within a World of My Own in St. Paul

Sally says, “My outfit is based on the vibrant color scheme and clean linear pattern of the quilt, supplemented with the textured dark green of the wall and the soft frothy white of the woman’s dress, all grounded with black. And for once my beige carpet and white door seems appropriate to the artwork!”

Marsha of Marsha in the Middle

Marsha says, “I decided to focus on the linear aspects of the quilt as well as all of the colors in the artwork.  My Kantha Bae cross front top has the Kantha stitching which makes it look quilted (though it’s not).  My striped tee mirrors the log cabin quilt pieces. “

Bu_Terka of Instagram

Bu has created a modern romantic look and playing of the dominant green of the painting along with floral patterns that are present in the illustration.

And Now to the Co-Hosts

Shelbee of Shelbee on the Edge

Shelbe says, “I found this amazing afghan cardigan on my trip to Asheville last week and it was the perfect thing for The Thousand Quilt!”

Salazar of 14 Shades of Grey

Salazar says, “I went with this sweater and shirt combo because the brown, blue, and red patterns reflect some of the details in the illustration – from the floral lampshade to the carved back of the chair to the curtain (or wallpaper?) in the background – and it is a nod to the graphic of the quilt as well. I tried pairing it with my green corduroy pants (for the green wall), but they don’t go with the sweater, so I opted for these brown ones instead. It helps that the brown of the pants matches the brown of the sweater exactly, and there is a lot of brown in the illustration as well. So I ended up quite happy with the outfit, even if I did struggle with it.”

And Finally Me

I’ll have to admit that I let my vintage Perry Ellis scarf do most of the talking but thought the lace fabric picked up the vibes of the mother’s dress.

This wraps up this Review for this round of Style Imitating Art. Thank you everyone for your wonderful interpretation of my second curation for this year.

That’s it. Take care, everyone, and see you next week when Shelbee presents her first artwork.

Stay creative (with this group, that’s an easy one)!

Style Imitating Art is hosted by Salazar of 14 Shades of Grey, Shelbee of Shelbee on the Edge, and me. Style Imitating Art challenges us to draw style inspiration from pieces of art. Every other Monday one of us selects an inspiration image and we each post the image on our blogs. The following Monday we share our art-inspired outfits. The following Wednesday, the curator shares all of the submissions on her blog. This is that Wednesday for me!

14 thoughts on “The Review-The Thousand Quilt by Elizabeth Shippen Green

  1. Oh everyone did such a great job with this one! I love how very different the looks are. There was so much color and pattern that it allowed for endless interpretations. I am off to read all the individual posts now!

    Shelbee

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