Wednesday, October 21, 2009

2009 quilts

This is "Turning 60".

I love the horizontal layout, it is so restful to me.

I do not usually do a lot of applique and this presented a challenge for me. After the first 30 leaves, the quilt began to take on a life of its own and the vines began to extend and twist more. There are sayings, and favorite adages written along the vines and around each leaf.

It is all about the journey of life. So to know me, read my quilt.

This is a trip around the world quilt done in the color wash technique to blend one row into the next one. I used Eleanor Burns technique with a little adjustment.
To get the fabrics to blend I needed to use smaller size strips. So I decided that I wanted the individual pieces to end up 1 and 1/2 inches by 3 inches. I then "back-tracked" through the technique and determined the correct size to use for the initial cut for the strip set.
Of course, I was short on 2 of the fabrics. But with this technique, I was able to mix in another fabric to complete the row.


Chris said...

looking good so far!

Ellsworth said...

Such pretty quilts! Turning 60 does seem restful.

Grandy L said...

I love your quilts and I like your blog. Good job.

juanita said...

Your quilts are beautiful - I love the effect of the watercolour.

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