Friday, November 22, 2013

Make Me a Quilt: Judy

Ginkos for Judy
Hand dyed silks, cottons and commercial cottons,
fused, hand embroidered and machine quilted.

I was really happy to revisit the ginko leaf quilts and find a way to incorporated the purple-y colors Judy requested.

FYI, things don't always go smoothly in the studio. Lots of painting in the adjacent room, putting that room's furniture into the studio, so crowded that I couldn't work. Then another trip into town for supplies and further delaying my start. When I finally got to the quilt, my mood was dismal and the fabrics I chose reflected it. I quit for the day, unhappy with the result. But the next day dawned brightly and a solution was found. I removed the darker borders, added brighter colors and all was happiness and delight.

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  1. Melody, es muy bonito!!!!!!

  2. Ann from MD1:16 PM

    As I scrolled down and the quilt came into the view the first words out of my mouth were "Wow, amazing!" The brighter fabrics around edges really perk up the darker purples. Good choice.

  3. Another delight! As usual!

  4. It is magnificent. Judy is sure to get comments just as I get from mine!

  5. LOVE the brighter borders and the way they play with the shades of purple!

  6. Wowee!! And thanks for showing both versions. Very instructive. You are a generous teacher.

  7. WOW! It's beautiful! Wish it was mine!

  8. That is fascinating to see how your mood (and circumstances) affected your work, and how much change could happen from a fairly simple fix! Thanks so much for sharing this.

  9. Really interesting to see the not-so-successful layout as well as the finished piece. Very interesting to see you create all these beauties! Yours is the blog I click on first in my RSS feed.

  10. Judy from Northport5:34 PM

    Ms Mel ~

    I can't wait to see it in person!

  11. I adore your quilts, they are beautiful. Such exquisite colour combinations. Found you on Pinterest.

  12. Judy from Northport1:55 AM

    Hi Ms Mel,

    My quilt arrived today. It is absolutely gorgeous and I love it!
    Your creativity absolutely astounds me, as do your sense of color and your ability to work quickly

    A thousand thanks

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