Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Quilt Design, Improvisation, Modern, My Way....AHIQ link-up.....

Citrus Rose, 43" x 36" my design.
Back of Citrus Rose with hanging sleeve.



Santa Clara 3, designed by me.
Back of Santa Clara 3, hand stitching, machine quilted.

Santa Clara 3, 39" x 21", close-up.

Happy Tuesday!!

I finally got around to taking a full, well lit photo of two of my smaller art, modern type quilts.
Citrus Rose was first sketched out on paper a couple of years ago when I saw a colorful middle eastern bed covering and I thought, "That is a cool idea!" I didn't want to make a huge quilt with the design so I scaled it down to test it out. I made strip blocks, sewed them into columns and sewed the columns together, then added the borders. 
It's hand quilted with 3 strands of embroidery floss.

Santa Clara 3 was made of extra blocks from Santa Clara 2, 54"x 17". I sewed a border around the blocks and machine quilted it and hand embellished with running stitch in embroidery floss. The blocks are 'square in a square.'

These quilts I designed and improvised with fabric I had from my fabric collection and working out a rough sketch on paper. That's my style. I'm linking up with Sew Slowly and Fret Not, AHIQ,
Stop in to see some amazing quilts and ideas. 




8 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing these on AHIQ. I especially like the way you have machine quilted Santa Clara 3 but then added the lines of handquilting - it gives a very successful contrast in texture and colour.

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    1. Thanks, Kaja, sorry it took me so long to reply, busy work week. Thanks for running AHIQ. I like the work and ideas from everyone. It's challenging and inspiring at the same time.
      Art, stitching and quilts just thrill me.

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  2. Two grand quilts. I like the way you have combined machine and hand quilting for Santa Clara 3.
    Citrus Rose can be enjoyed both front and back.

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    1. Thank you Queenie, you always encourage!

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  3. Beautiful! I love seeing your work!

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    1. Thank you, Pamela, Your seven finished fobs are beautiful, great work!

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  4. Both are great finishes Janie. My favourite I think is Citrus Rose because it's totally reversible - perhaps that wasn't your exact intention when you were creating it, but it's a perfect bonus.

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    1. Thank you, Mary Ann, I kinda thought using that rose fabric by Iron Orchid was going to be a good idea.

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