Saturday, September 07, 2013

Paula's Quilt : Unfurling

Hand dyed cottons, fused, hand embroidered and machine quilted.
17 1/2 x21 3/8"
I loved making this piece! The fabrics I have been saving for a special occasion were just the thing to make this idea come to life. And then I tried to photograph it to show the true color and was super frustrated, until this morning when I realized I have the perfect overhead fluorescent lighting in my kitchen! ha! So I clipped the quilt onto my microwave and took some shots.

Weird of me, I know, but it is so important to show the color properly. The green is deep and dark and the quilting is red cotton 30wt thread, so the contrast makes it hard for the camera to capture it.
The green looks different in each photo, but it is nearly right in one or the other.
Note: Paula asked for orange (bright to rust), olive, moss, lime, you could add purple, blue, turquoise - whatever you think.
I managed to get most of those color choices in here, plus lots more yellow and red than requested. O well. Artistic license!

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  1. Gorgeous! I really love the fern shapes, and of course, your fabrics are luscious! Bet you had fun on this one...

  2. I really love this. It's almost enough to make me abandon the UFOs and try my hand at fusing.

  3. 2 down, how many to go??? Can't wait until "we" get to mine......

  4. Anonymous11:45 AM

    Wow! This is amazing! And so beautiful!

  5. Beautiful! I really love the colours you've used.

  6. This is beautiful! I'm really enjoying watching your process. Thanks so much for sharing.

  7. Another beauty! Your quilting is magnificent and IMHO really ties the quilt together. Do love seeing the process and the finished pieces.

  8. Oh. My. Golly. Gosh. How amazing is that! I love it, and also can't wait for my turn...

  9. I just adore this piece - the colours are glorious and the piece just sings!

  10. Wow!!!! Breathtaking!!!! At a loss for words, love it. Love it.

  11. Melody, I just can't wait for this to arrive! Thank you so much! It is breathtaking!I loved watching the process - each quilt is a learning experience!

  12. Gorgeous colors (as always.) The quilting mirrors the motif beautifully and really adds a lot to the piece.

  13. Wow! Melody, this is such fun! All here are enjoying the feeling of participation in the process and getting more excited with each 'reveal'. Love the results! Thank you for sharing! Georgina.

  14. Judith P.7:09 AM

    You continue to amaze with your talent and your energy. Truly inspiring.

  15. Beautiful. I love the design. Do you stitch around every fern leaf?

  16. Anonymous9:33 PM

    I wanted to ask about your stitching around the ferns please could you explain your sewing technique, ooooh it's soooo beautiful such a lucky person at least we can share in the creation xxxx

  17. Wow, Melody! Wow! Just thee ferns are outta this world. Then add a vertical, colorful band up one side! Then, add a dark with some great, great free motion! THEN, add some wonky little circles on the ferns. (Do you watch "King and Maxwell"?) Hot damn!!! Incredible!
    Maggie in Arizona

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