Friday, January 9, 2009
Sometimes Someone Has To Break The Rules
Yes, that is the title of this quilt. It doesn't conform to what you normally think of as a quilt. The long narrow part in the center is loose and attaches to the quilt with Velcro. (What did we ever do before Velcro?) The feathers you see are a Mardi Gras mask, also attached with Velcro.
This close up gives you a better view of the details in the focal point of this quilt. The color in this photo is the most accurate.
The quilt was sold to a collector who hung it to be viewed through an archway in their home. I have seen it there and it was absolutely perfect in the setting.
If you look carefully at this quilt you will also see I used colors in this quilt that would be at home just about anywhere. It won't looked dated in a few years as the popular decorating colors change.
This is another quilt in the WOW series. Strip pieced wedges compose the quilt. I enjoy playing with this idea. There are infinite possiblities using this idea.
Tonights puzzle is a quilt I designed with Corel Draw and never created in fabric. I found Mariners Compass quilts were easy to design with Corel Draw. I will also share a little secret with you. They are not nearly as hard to make as they look. Accuracy is important when piecing a Mariners Compass quilt.