Thursday, October 24, 2013

Make Me a Quilt : Claire


Domicile
Hand dyed cottons and silks, fused, machine quilted, 16 3/8 x 18 1/2"


Claire asked for curves, a house shape, high contrast, citrus colors plus turquoise, purple and maybe a little red. And she liked the quilting on my quilt Sydney, so I made sure to design a piece that had lots of room for quilting. I wanted to include both cotton and silk and was able to find just the right colors to fill her request. To find inspiration for this design, I browsed through my old sketchbooks and found this sketch which I thought would fit the bill, but consultations with contractors and shopping for insulation, electrical fixtures and drywall kept me from getting started. Finally I had an afternoon and most of a day free, and I got down to the artwork. Yay! It's finished.





10 comments:

  1. oooh! I Love love LOVE this one! The simple house shape with those graphic curves, it all works so well together!!!!

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  2. Melissa10:12 PM

    It just amazes me, Melody, how you manage to design a quilt that fits each person's requests and yet also bears your wonderful artistic fingerprints! Beautiful quilt :-)

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  3. Wow! Gorgeous! Lucky Claire!

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  4. BTW, did you see Del's post today? One of your quilts is in her new exhibit.

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  5. OMG. Gorgeous! Officially in my Top Three Melody Quilts,

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  6. Such fantastic movement in this one ... I love how the different colors continue the shapes ... sort of like transparencies ... AMAZING!

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  7. Melody, I'm beyond thrilled to be the recipient of your massive beauty-making genius! Pacing about as I await the delivery man!

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  8. The colours just radiate! Lucky Claire! Lucky me too...it fits gloriously on the wall and is commented upon by all who visit.

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  9. Melody, Domicile arrived safely and happily in my mailbox late yesterday afternoon, and I dropped everything I was doing to unwrap it and get it hung! It looks glorious, as I expected. It is hanging in a the most visible spot in the house, prominent and beaming! As soon as I get my camera fixed, I'll snap a pic! Streaming deep and wide appreciation for your glorious genius Self! Thank you, Melody, this "Make Me a Quilt" idea was a brilliant idea!!

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