Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Radiant Orb

Radiant Orb
Hand dyed cottons and silks, fused, machine quilted. 48x45"  Sold



I love the detail shots, can you tell? I am often asked how I plan the quilting designs. I don't. I may have an idea of what I will do and then when I start stitching, I forget it all and just go with the flow.
Some lines are done with the feed dogs up and others are done free motion. I can't say which is better, or why I did either. When I am in the zone, the brain is off somewhere else.
With this design I was able to keep my interest up because each section could be stitched in a different pattern.



So now that it is finished I can focus on the holidays. Or just be lazy for a week or two. Yeah, that's the ticket.


60 comments:

  1. Radiant for sure! One of your best I think.
    You deserve a break!

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  2. Debby7:14 PM

    I don't know how you could ever give this up! SOOO beautiful, radiant,just amazing. I can't stop looking at it.
    Have you ever thought of having prints made from your work?

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  3. Absolutely outstanding Melody - love it! :)

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  4. Wow it is really stunning! I love it!

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  5. Absolutely exquisite. Just wonderful. You have such lovely work, and this feels like the light of the world is shining out for everybody to see!

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  6. Totally, awesomely cool. Really cool. Go Melody! :-)

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  7. This is just beautiful! What a bright and cheerful art piece. I makes me smile...

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  8. beautiful! Rest and relax and then prep for holidays! Got my vote!

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  9. So beautiful! Definitely a joyful piece of work!

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  10. Oh, boy, this is delightful! So cheerful with the wild colors. And the variety of quilting designs--I love it!

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  11. Glorious, glorious, this is just GLORIOUS!!!!

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  12. Absolutely fabulous! Now go put your feet up! :)

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  13. This is gorgeous, Melody! Thanks for sharing it. Such a happy piece.

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  14. wow it's a wow piece! I hope it finds a great home!

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  15. WOWEEE!!! Fantastic!!!

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  16. Wish I had a "spare" $1500...it's one of your best (and that's really saying something!) Beautiful colors, and it's just so you... Have a wonderful holiday!

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  17. I wish I had an extra $1500. I'd buy it in a minute! Gorgeous!

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  19. Ooh la la! Love, love, love it! Georgeous.

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  20. Melody, I have followed your blog for a while and want to say thank-you for sharing insight your creative process. This is one of my favorite pieces that you've posted!

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  21. Beautiful....you do amazing quilting.

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  22. Just STUNNING! Radiant indeed!

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  23. There are so many levels on which this piece invites you in. It is bursting with activity and playfulness.

    You should make this into a card so we can all buy a dozen. I would take two!

    Can't wait to see what happens after you chill for a while. :)

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  24. You are making beautiful quilts, but this is a masterpiece.

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  25. Wow! I think you are changing my mind about rainbows of color. I really, really love this one.

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  26. Wow! so creative. Your work is lovely.

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  27. This is just gorgeous. I love the bright colors you use.

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  28. In the dictionary entry next to "eye candy," this is the illustration. Bravo!

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  29. This is so beautiful, I am not normally attracted to bright colours but I cannot take my eyes off this! I think I may just be your newest follower- I just want to see more!

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