Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Dancing Diamonds


Dancing Diamonds
Hand dyed cottons, machine pieced and machine quilted. 23x22" $250 Email Me

I am having way too much fun. I have been digging into the fabric on my shelves and finding all sorts of pieces that I have been saving just for-ever. I finally have the ideas and time to use them, and O how fun it is. Sticking to the primaries, I have added some dark rich overdyed blues, yellows and reds. Adding a few purples and lighter values keeps it in the happy zone.
 The name? I was watching Dancing with the Stars as I quilted it.

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  1. Wasn't it fun watching Buzz Aldrin give it his best?

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  2. I wonder how you can be so prolific. You must have super fast quilt making powers.

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  3. I love the colors on this one-and the freedom.

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  4. My brother is a kite designer and this makes me think of him. I see kites in a summer sky and I love it!!!

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  5. simply inspiring .

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  6. You're on a roll, Mrs. Mel! A lovely roll it is too. Rock on! I gotta give that straight line quilting a whirl one of these days!

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    Melody, I'm just catching up on blog-reading (after a lovely sun-filled weekend in San Francisco!), so I am several days late with this: when I read about your vole problem, I remembered Freddie the Hunter (feline) who used to bring us dead voles in St. Louis. Maybe Popeye needs a grandchild? Maybe a young and active cat would persuade your voles to move elsewhere? No offense Popeye! I'm sure he's earned his retirement!

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  9. You have been having a ball. Love what you are creating and driving me to do. Thanks for the inspirations and support.

    Marie

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  11. Do you quilt the straight lines with a walking foot or regular foot with the feed dogs up, or do you free-motion them with the feed dogs down? I've tried both, and with the feed dogs down my lines tend to get a little too wavy!

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