Swatches

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I've really enjoyed the time I set aside for myself to create new designs and quilts not tied to a deadline.  One of the projects I was able to work on and complete, which is always a bonus, is my Swatches quilt!

This quilt was inspired from my oil painting days; sketches, painter palettes, paint tubes, canvases, brushes, lighting and other images both concrete and abstract.  I designed this quilt to convey a feeling more than actual objects tied to painting.

I’m finding that more and more I’m merging my first creative love, oil painting, with my current creative love in my quilt designs.  I've even started working with watercolors again mainly because the clean up is so easy. 

I chose the quilting to add interest and depth to the design. I took some risks, like black thread echos around the paint swatches and hand quilting the small grey squares. Most of the quilting is fairly dense and I was shocked when blocking the quilt to find out the length shrunk by 3”.

I reall…

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Jennifer at Simply Imagine Photography took some amazing pictures of my quilts this week for entries in Quiltcon East 2017 and Modern Quilt Showcase.  She did an outstanding job!  I know these pictures can only help.

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In addition to the new show entries I entered Canoe Paddles into the outdoor quilt show in Sisters, OR, not juried.  I think the style of that quilt is a good fit for the venue and I still love it so much I like showing it off :)

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