Friday, July 20, 2012

Crazy About Color–Another Finish

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I LOVE Crazy quilts. This is probably as close as I’ll ever get to making one! This was made from only two pieces of fabric.

When I finished dye painting them I had no idea what I would do with either one of them.

I used a similar palette of colors on both of them and was able to cut 4 strips from one and keep the other as a whole cloth section.

The quilting on this was minimal which gives the quilt a soft comfortable look, yet it also will hang well on a wall. It IS a wall size quilt.

I’d love something with this combination of fabric, batting and backing to use as a blankie. Only problem, I can’t remember what I used for the fabric on the front and I really don’t need another blankie!

 

I  just winged it when I painted the sections that became the borders. I had no plan and just started painting which is how I often work. The borders were angled more than a little which also created a challenge using them. When I got the borders added to the center section I was not satisfied with the quilt. I knew it needed something, but it took me some time to come up with an idea of what to do with it.

My solution was to get out some fabric paints and add some detail work and shading to the quilt. Then it languished while I figured out how I wanted to quilt it – and also found time to finish it.

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I thought you might like to see a close up of the detail work on the center section of the quilt.

9 comments:

Michele Lasker said...

I love the playfulness of this quilt and especially love the colors.

Michele

Anonymous said...

Fun quilt and process. Love your blog.
Carole from Montana

Wen Redmond said...

very cool- love the bursting of color!

Robbie said...

Way toooooo cool! Love the colors!

Robin said...

Whimsical quilt- makes me think of the beach!

Brita said...

What an interesting quilt, and the process! I don't paint, but you inspire me to use my fabrics to paint like that. Lovely, soothing colors.

Sarah said...

I have never tried painting on fabric - but have hand-dyed my own fabrics many times. So much fun! Thanks for sharing your project with us and congrats on the finish!

Quilter Kathy said...

Love it....very fun!

Deb said...

Love it, to me it looks like tiles, with the shading. Very nice! Great idea.