Monday, January 19, 2009
Everybody loves a Qui*ter
This is a sign I passed each time I went to quilt guild for over a year. It seemed so appropriate since I was addicted to quilting! (My apologies for the poor photo quality)
I'm sharing a work in progress with you tonight. It has been in progress for several years but will eventually be quilted and finished. I started with simple blocks that I set on point. I was able to create this wonderful quilt only because of some of the wonderful fabrics Nancy Crow designed. I bought the fabrics with nothing in particular in mind. I just knew that I would be able to do something special with them.
The setting triangles were cut from a fabric that shaded from light to dark across the width of the fabric.
The strips that separate the rows came from a fabric that was printed with various leaves aligned in rows.
These were definitely two fabrics that could be made to work to make something special happen.
My advice to all of you who quilt is if you see fabric with possibilibies, buy it now because it won't be there when you go back in 1 month, 1 year, or 5 years! I mean this seriously as fabric is your palette and without a wide palette your work won't be as stunning.
Tonight's puzzle is another quilt from my Gradual Gradation series made from the fabric I dyed specifially to get this special effect. I did a lot of cutting and piecing with the fabric for this one.