Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Spring Cycle
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Spring Cycle
Hand dyed cottons and silk, fused, machine quilted.
35.5x12.25"
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Detail

Aren't we all just a little bit tired of winter, and ready for the leaves and blossoms to pop?
A note on technique: To make these curved branches, I don't use fused bias fabric. I use straight of grain fused fabrics, cutting strips from selvedge to selvedge. First, the whole piece of fabric (usually 1/2 yards) are fused, the paper is peeled off, and then I cut the strips. I fuse them on with an iron on a stick and curve and press. Works great.

26 comments:

  1. Anonymous2:52 PM

    LOVE this one!!! Very "springy"!

    Colleen

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  2. Love it also. Can one ask how you go about pricing your pieces?

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  3. Roxy, Email me privately and I will explain all.
    Melody

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  4. Anonymous3:38 PM

    Very nice piece, but haven't I seen something like this before? I am too lazy now to go through your gallery though.

    Whatever happened to your red-haired friend who drinks a ton of CocoCola and is always showing off her dirty feet?

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  5. Good eye Anon,
    This is a new piece from the series, which was done first as autumnal colors, Under a Silken Moon, see here.
    http://fibermania2.blogspot.com/2007/10/blog-post_25.html/

    I have no idea who is the red head who drinks coke and has dirty feet...

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  6. You are a mindreader! I just saw Laura Wasilowski on QATV (last Saturday) explaining how she made the curved pieces with the iron stick and ordered an iron online today! What a great technique!

    Thanks for sharing!
    Peggy

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  7. Anonymous4:08 PM

    As I'm getting ready to head to Florida this evening from the cold Northeast - this put a smile on my face and my eyes popped.

    Absolutely beautiful.

    Debbie

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  8. Ack. These are too wonderful....I can't stand it. Help!

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  9. I can't see any spring deer in these images (hee hee).

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  10. Anonymous5:09 PM

    LOL...Thanks for the link Melody...she does art quilts too, just can't remember where I found her blog. Last time I read which must have been many moons ago, she was in the production stages of making CDs (tutorials???)and her DH had just retired.

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  11. Which for wonderful a spring. I love the colors!

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  12. Anonymous6:09 PM

    These are great!

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  13. Your work just makes me gleeful! I am SUCH a fan!

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  14. WOW! This piece is gorgeous!

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  15. I was feeling down until I saw this post. Thanks for lifting my spirits.

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  16. Ahhhhhh. New inspiration for me to dive into my stash and create something as fun!!! I love it!

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  17. Pammyfay9:53 PM

    YOWZA! Fabulous work--it just transports me right there.

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  18. Brenda, you and I are on the wave length... where are the deer... was this done after you scared them off. Boo Hoo... it's sold already... I love this as I loved your fall set.... I love the spring berries....

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  19. I envy your crisp edges! Somehow, my fabric seems to want to fray, so I end up satin-stitching over them. Wonder if it's 'cause you peel before cutting... and now I have to go look at the 'Iron on a Stick' at Jo-anns! Never thought about those...

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  20. Melody, this is so dee-light-full! What a great way to start out my morning. I've been under the weather a bit these last few days and this morning started to see the light at the end of the tunnel -- and this delicious quilt has reinforced that energy and your unique genius. Thank you for sharing!

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  21. Another beauty! I love it!

    Kristin in SC

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  22. Sounds like Anonymous might be thinking of Gabrielle Swain. Of course, since she doesn't have a screen name or link, you can't really respond to her. Anyway, here is Gabrielle's blog which has not been updated since August.

    http://gabrielleswain.blogspot.com/

    The quilt is fantastic!

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  23. Yay, you sold it! Good for you.

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  24. Congratulations on selling this smashing and uplifting piece so quickly! Naughty deer! We have them here as well, but they only nibble at the grass and the apple trees!

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  25. Anonymous4:27 PM

    That's her!!! Thank you Deborah! I did notice that her hair is no longer 'red'....lol..

    I have her bookmarked now. Thanks again.

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