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”.

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Blogger's Quilt Festival: part 1


Amy Ellis of Amy's Creative Side is hosting the Blogger's quilt festival!  This online festival showcases quilts and quilt bloggers from around the web and I've decided to enter two of my quilts!

The first quilt I entered is in the Modern Quilt Category: Peaks + Horizons (blogged about here & here)





Please take a few minutes and visit Amy's site to check out all the inspiring quilts and bloggers.  On September 24th you can vote for your favorite quilt in each category and the winner will receive some great prizes!!


Comments

  1. This is a great quilt. I love the design.

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  2. This is beautiful. You did an amazing job with the colors, design, and quilting.

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