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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Colonnade and QuiltCon Magazine!

I've been keeping this secret since this summer and I finally get to share the fourth quilt heading to QuiltCon 2019, Colonnade!!

Colonnade

This quilt, and many other quilts from QuiltCon are available as patterns in the latest issue of QuiltCon Magazine instantly as a digital download or for preorder from The Quilting Company! 

QuiltCon Magazine 2019

Along with the QuiltCon quilt patterns there are articles about this year's show and a gallery section featuring some amazing quilts that will be at the show.

Colonnade, QuiltCon Magazine, F&W

This quilt has plenty of meaning to me for many reasons but one of my inspirations for the quilt was a dream I had where there was a beautiful portico drenched in warm light.  It uses equally warm colors and a repetitive pattern to mimic columns.

Colonnade Detail

I quilted the negative space with straight lines at different angles.  This creates depth and movement.  I actually messed up my quilting plan but didn't realize it until it was too late and just left the error.  I don't know if anyone will catch it, definitely not at first glance.

Colonnade Quilting

I have another quilt featured in QuiltCon Magazine but I'm going to save that announcement for later.















"Its portico faced the outer court; palm trees decorated its jambs, and eight steps led up to it." Eze 40:31

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  1. Well this one's a stunner! Love how your use of that yellow makes it kind of shine.

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    1. Thank you Debbie!! I really fell in love with this color palette but I've always been drawn to autumnal colors.

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  2. What an outstanding quilt! It should do very well at Quiltcon! A beautiful use of color and design.

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