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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Quilts

2019

Why Knot


Colonnade


2018


Trellis

Dockside

Jawbreakers

Reeling

Pickle Knots

Beads and Baubles

Sparrows At Play

Diamonds on Display

Cabin Retreat

Fringe Area

Reflecting Pools

Pearl Pendants

Lilium

Maritime Quilt

Positive Illuminations

Lemon Drops

Faux Hare Fair

Citrus Play


2017

Moments Quilt

Tectonic Shift

Stratagem


Mod Shapes

Scandinavian Pathway

Lost In Oz

Balance & Fade

Misprint
Clambake


Focus Frame

All's Fair in Love and Board Games

Retro Rollers

City Planner

Barcode Chic

More Stop Than Go

Urban Trek



2016

The Cool Kids

Finding Depth

Quarter Hours

Office Daydreams

Graffiti Rings

Busby Berkeley Inspired Popsicles

Mountain Scene

Beananers

Optics

Mt Baker

Peaks + Horizons

Modern Stepping Stones

Chevrons Revisited - Sixlets

Ashley Goldberg Design 0440a Improv Quilt

Collegiate


2015

Retro Wavelengths

Michael Miller Challenge

Paris Medallion

Changing Hexies

Moving Links

Jacob's Ladder

Canoe Paddles

Plum


2014

Summer Sunset

2013

Bright Cross

Retro TV's

Simply Chevrons
2011

My First Quilt

Comments

  1. Stunning quilts. I think Mountain Scene and Summer Sunset are my favourites!

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    1. Thanks again! I have to say those are too of my favs too.

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  2. What a beautiful quilts and great collors love it.

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