Friday, May 22, 2009

Heart Collection

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Heart Collection

Hand dyed and commercial cottons, fused, hand embroidered, machine quilted. 15” square $250

I managed to squeeze in a new piece this week while getting my studio ready for the remake. I wanted an all red theme, but found that true red is just one color.  Kinda not enough, so I added pinks, oranges, and purple-y pinks to the mix.

The other day I was asked if I fuse onto a background anymore, like I did in earlier quilts. No is the answer. Mostly because I know I want the fewest layers to embroider through.

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I cut the hearts and their background pieces and fuse them onto the release paper from the Wonder-Under and then cut small shapes of background fabric to slip into the empty spot. The hearts have nothing behind them either. That fabric was also cut away before fusing. The leftover orange print heart was used in another spot in the piece.

What looks like scotch tape is just pink fabric cut to look like tape and fused into place.

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The remake crew arrived early yesterday and those ugly fans are gone and half the sconces left with them.

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I am soooo excited. The first of four track lights are installed and look wonderful. I have 15 spots and need a few more, so I can have six lights per track. The center fluorescents are up but the bulbs aren’t in yet. I will have blazing light for creating. I am also getting crown molding and a hanging system installed. And more outlets. One can never have too many outlets.

PS. The walls and ceiling will be repainted with a less shiny coat of WHITE.

11 comments:

  1. LOVE the hearts!!! What fun working on your studio...progress marches ever forward!

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  2. I love the hearts! And what color are your walls going to be? White?

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  3. HI Melody,

    I love the new quilt, it's so cheerful with a touch of punky.

    Amen about outlets. when DH and I moved into our rented farmhouse my heart fell in my chest when I tired to plug in the important stuff, with three-pron plugs. into two prong outlets. What a nightmare!

    You new studio is going to be gorgeous. It's looking so much better already!

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  4. LOVE the new piece and am very excited for you on the studio lighting! One can never have too many outlets!!

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  5. I really like the color choices in your heart piece. Its great that you're getting your studio exactly the way you want it!

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  6. Hearts! So Sweet! Love the "scotch tape"! Yay for great light!

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  7. This studio is going to be such a great space for creativity. Love your choice of lighting!

    The hearts are "lovely"!

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  8. Melody, Ohhhhh this is lovely...would you mind if I posted this heart quilt on my blog (fivehealthyhearts.blogspot.com)? , of course with all the credits and back links to you. It's too wonderful for me to pass up...Will you do more in the collection? Are there others that I've missed? I'm addicted!

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