Sunday, March 21, 2010

This Way Up



This Way Up
Hand dyed cottons, machine pieced and machine quilted, with several Prairie Points inserted. 13.75x15" $150 Email Me


Taking advantage of my scrap box to find some small bits of patchwork to jump start a design, I made piles of colors and saw the brilliant red and immediately felt it needed to be used. Working in primaries is familiar territory, but also challenging. One color as the theme helps to ground the composition.

Since I also have a box of tiny triangles I thought I would sew a strip of them to begin making this piece. As I built it I thought it might be fun to add Prairie Points to reinforce the triangles.






 Now that I have come to love straight line quilting, I don't hesitate to finish a piece as soon as the top is complete. I love how neat and tidy the quilting makes the finish. I don't even mind putting on the binding, which used to be my nemesis.

And check out this gorgeous photo taken by my brother in law Terry Larm. (Brooke's husband). He took this Friday in Chattanooga, where Spring has already arrived.

13 comments:

  1. which binding method do you like? Gorgeous quilt!

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  2. That photo with all of its "pinkness" made my day.

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  6. wow - this is a really vibrant, strong and colourful piece! I recently with my mum to her regional quilting day - it was so inpsiring to see what people were up to and what they make. I have just started learning to make a quilt and it is such an art in itself! The precision!

    Amelia.x

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  7. Interesting how you left your prairie points out of the straight line quilting. Did you add them later or just fold them down for quilting? Love the colors and the style.

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  8. Amazing, as always.

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  9. Great shot! Fast shutter. Look how clear it is! I am jealous of the blossoms you already have!

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  10. Luscious!!

    I'm so happy to have your blog to come to each day.

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  11. I, too, love your simple & vibrant quilts, also the straight lines of the quilting. Do you dye any certain type of fabric? I've recently tried some dyeing of my own and am having trouble finding enough high quality white cottons at Joann's & Hancock Fabrics.

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  12. That photo is spectacular!

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