I've been eyeing this sculpture in the middle of 'officeland' for quite some time. With my husband and quilt in tow, we took a detour yesterday to give it a shot!
|34" x 38"|
When I started this quilt, the focus was red. In order for the red to shine or standout without being over bearing, I balanced that issue with grey. I think it worked perfectly well!
I machine quilting vertical organic lines using two different colors of grey thread. And then added randomly placed horizontal waves in several areas.
You can see the full effect here. The backing is Kona Graphite, and check out the binding!
It seemed to me that a very scrappy binding would only be fitting. It also carries the design right to the edge without having to do a knife edge binding. Which I've done, but didn't want to do it with this quilt.
The lighting was so perfect this morning for pictures, I could barely contain myself let alone quit taking photos! How often does that happen?! For me not too often. I love capturing the true colors and texture of quilts, when it happens it's nearly magical!
It's hard to believe this quilt was started after my cracked rib accident! Where the simple task of using my rotary cutter brought nothing but pain. Determination fought through pain. While the episode is still fresh in my mind, I'm happy to say that finally...after two weeks I'm just about pain free!
It was pure joy, pure heaven to finally have jumped back in to some improv! It surprises me how much I missed improv when I haven't done it in a while. Do you ever feel like that? Do you have a favorite design, process or technique you love?