Sunday, March 03, 2013

Lines Plus Quilted

Lines Plus, hand dyed cottons, machine pieced and machine quilted. 48x65"

Quilted in straight lines, about 1/2" apart, mostly. I was planning on doing it in sections, quilting as I go, but changed my mind and did it as one piece. I actually went out and bought curved safety pins to baste it. First time I ever used those. They worked just fine. The quilting really condensed the size quite a bit, about 4" in width, but not so much in height.
I have ideas for more pieces with lines. Smaller than this one however!

PS: Several have asked if the skinny lines were fused. Nope. The whole quilt is pieced.

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  1. I just love this!!!!

  2. I love this one. It's one of my favorite color combinations.

  3. This is a wonderful piece - the colors are quite different than your ususal palate but it works!! This does remind me of some of Nancy Crow's work. How were the pin stripes done--fused or pieced?

  4. I really like this one, Mrs. Mel! Love the color combo and the linear design. Still reminds me of piano keys...

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  6. The one Ilike best at the moment!

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  11. Wow! Very impressive with the skinny pieced lines--now you've challenged me to try that! The whole piece is gorgeous.

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  16. I really like this piece, Melody. Thanks for sharing the original inspiration picture, and then your version. And I love seeing it on the wall. Looks great in your studio.

  17. Anonymous12:06 PM

    Oh Melody, I like this piece! I love those really skinny pieced lines. Cool! I'm long overdue to visit your blog! As always, you have major eye candy!


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