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 2



Amy Ellis of Amy's Creative Side is hosting the Blogger Quilt Festival from now until the end of September and I entered two quilts.  The first was in the modern category, Peaks + Horizons.

The second quilt I entered is in the Original Design Category: Mountain Scene (full blog here)




Each blogger that enters a quilt has a chance of a great prize if they are voted the favorite for their category, so head on over to Amy's site and check out all the great quilts and blogs!!  I'm so excited to participate in the festival and have already found so many great blogs to follow!


Comments

  1. This is gorgeous! I was trying to guess the designer when I was looking at it in the thumbnail.I was wrong!

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    1. That sounds like a great party game for a quilt guild, Guess the Designer :)

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  2. Very nice design. I love the colors and layout ... :) Pat

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  3. Interesting design. I like the colors and the quilting. What a fun quilt.

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    1. Thank you! I had fun making it so I'm glad it shows.

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  4. I love the simplicity of the design and the use of white space, so airy and lovely. You really got down to the bare essentials and still have a vivid landscape. Congrats!

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    1. Thank you I guess all that Bob Ross watching paid off!

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  5. I love your use of color! The simplicity of the design combined with your color placement is so effective in making it feel like a landscape -- without being too literal or kitschy. Really well done. I love it!

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    1. Thank you so much. I'm glad all the agonizing over fabric selection paid off. I definitely appreciate your comments and feedback!

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  6. Lovely design and great choice of colors! Isn't it fun how our brain can convert simple shapes into a real scene from nature?)))

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  7. This is lovely - the design, colours and quilting!

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  8. Really great. I love it. Your design and color combination is really fantastic.

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  9. The color combinations are very beautiful. Indeed a fantastic festival.

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  10. Its seems really amazing. Such a great design.I love the colors and layout.

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    1. Thank you! I spent a great deal of time picking out colors so I'm glad you like it.

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