Thursday, August 27, 2009

Allegro

Allegro Hand dyed cottons, fused, hand and machine quilted. 14.5x15" $250 Email me

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It took me a while to figure out what I was going to do. I had fused the beautiful fabrics and they were all ready to cut into, but where to start? Essentially, I had to take a slice from each one, about 6" by the length of each piece. Then I had good sized chunks of a usable size. I tried to decide on a color scheme, but the quilt took it right out of my hands.
I mean that starting with one piece, I looked for the color that would set it off and that lead to either coordinating or contrasting colors. No matter what I thought I had planned, it all happily went by the wayside. It matters not how many sketches, or hours lying awake, the way to make this kind of work is to just start and let it happen.
Now I have many more chunks that didn't get used in this piece, and will be available for the next one. I think I can keep this up for several more pieces.



16 comments:

  1. Very nice. Is the stitching on this done by hand, by machine or some of both? What thread did you use?

    I'm still working on getting my machine quilting to look even, practice, practice, practice.

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  2. hilary11:24 AM

    It's fabulous, Mrs. Mel! Inspired me to mix up some dyes right after breakfast.

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  3. SuSaw,
    Yes both. The hand work is done with pearl cotton threads, size 8. The machine thread is 30wt cotton or rayon.

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  4. SewsewLiz12:33 PM

    There is no one who can do what you do, or think like you do, this piece is fabulous, just wonderful!! The colors and the luminence it brings forth is just beautiful. I am so glad you are alive so we can tell you how good you really are and what a difference you have made in our own lives. Just looking at what you do and how you do it. Thank you forever, now I will never be one of those who says "what is it" all because of you.

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  5. Oh!!! The perfect name for this. Ove it.

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  6. This is beautiful. I love the light in the lower left quadrant; it really draws me in. Thanks, as always, for sharing your process. :-)

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  7. Yummm - love all those gorgeous purples against the muddy greens!

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  8. Spectacular. I wish I had even the first clue how you get such beautiful stitch lines along your fused pieces without any fraying at all... I lovelovelove this piece!

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  9. oooooh.. gorgeous!

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  10. Wow! I am SO happy you are quilting again. This one makes me almost giddy!!!

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  11. I can't believe I'm about to say this, but the mud makes it! I love mud! No, but obviously, it's the contrast that makes this series so wonderful. Can't wait to see what happens next.

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  12. LOVE what you've done here. You've really hit your grove, haven't you?!!

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  13. gooooooooooodd Thanks

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