Sunday, March 28, 2010

Butternut 

Butternut
Hand dyed cottons, machine pieced and machine quilted. 21.75 x 22.5" $250 Email Me

Since I began piecing again, I have collected lots of scraps and parts of patches that either didn't fit or were trimmed from other compositions. While organizing them into similar colors I found there were enough of these warm tones to make a whole new piece. Starting with the tiniest chunks first and building from the center outward I began to sew all the parts together. Some of the pieces had little bits of contrasting colors still attached and I enjoy seeing them sneak into the work.
  This was so much fun and for a minute I considered instituting a Scrap Using Saturday, where the remains of the week's work would be gathered into one final piece. But that implies some consistency of producing a lot of work weekly and that felt like PRESSURE. Eeeooow. So if I make some stuff and if there are interesting leftovers then maybe I will try to make them into a final work...Or not.

11 comments:

  1. Hi Melody,
    I've always loved your fused quilts, but I really like your pieced quilts. Are you piecing more these days? Have you taken a break from knitting?

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  2. how beautiful! what incredible color!!

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  3. Love this one! I've always been a fan of wonky log cabins, and it has that going on PLUS some fabulous fabrics as well!

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  4. Very nice - great style. I see you've changed color schemes for this one.

    Marie

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  5. Exactly! Who wants to be tied down to a schedule? Scraps are patient.

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  6. Melody:
    You are on fire girl. Another amazing quilt. Once again thanks for the inspiration. I love the little bits of color and the quilting really sets it all off.

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  7. Anonymous4:59 AM

    Critique: Wish you hadn't done that 'cross thingy' bottom left. My eyes want to go there to rest, yet the gorgeous lime green in the centre is very magnetic. Distracting imo.

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  8. I love it! And nix on the schedule... that requires planning, organizing, commitment... ugh! Spontaniety is the way to go, especially with warmer weather coming. You're gonna want to be out in the dirt, not in sorting through scraps!
    But I might need to think about doing something with my scraps soon... this is a great inspiration!

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  9. Love the little purple triangle. Wanna take it home and feed it until it grows up big and strong like all the other purple triangles.

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