Thursday, May 16, 2013

Lilies & Birdhouses Revisited. . . Bloggers Quilt Festival

 

Ecclesiates 11:7
"Oh, how sweet the light of day, and how wonderful to live in the sunshine".  
 24" by  36"
Commercial, hand dyed cotton, poly & cotton thread
Rough edge applique, Machine quilted 
2009 



I love this quilt. Out of all that I've made, this is the one that gives me the most joy. I don't know why.

 Maybe its because it was the first time I realize that I could take a photo inspiration and translate my idea of what it looked like. Or maybe its because its the first time I successfully conveyed a main idea and feeling through my art work. Or maybe its because it reminds me year round of my a favorite season -


 Summer.


In any case, it was the first quilt in process that got blogged about. It was also the first quilt in my lily series - which is now 5 strong. It set the tone of the whole series - where I take bright saturated
lilies - and place them on a dark field. I'm in the midst of 5th one now!

Please feel free to check out my own link party Off the Wall Friday - where art quilters link up what they've been doing creatively - please join us any week (its always open throughout the weekend!)

Also I'm inviting any quilter to link up their sewing space in my year long Sew Many Spaces link party. I highlighted my new studio space and I was hoping that everyone would show me theirs!


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12 comments:

Sandra said...

such a charming quilt! I need to get one or 2 posted. Thanks for the inspiration.

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

It looks beautiful! I would love to see some more photos, including close ups/macros to appreciate the details more.

Kristy @ Quiet Play said...

Love this quilt! It mostly definitely says "Summer!

Eileen said...

wonderful, vibrant quilt. love it! thanks for sharing and have a great day

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

Thank you for adding some more photos, it's so good to be able to see some more details.

Kit Lang said...

Hey Nina-Marie -nice to see you participating in the show, glad you've chosen this piece! :)

CitricSugar said...

Beautiful work - almost photo-real!

Debbie said...

This is so great. Love all the thread work.

Elizabeth said...

This is a really beautiful quilt! I love it! Your colors and fabrics and quilting all work so well to convey that indescribable feeling of summer. Amazing.

xo -E

Sandy said...

This quilt made me smile as soon as I saw it. Warm summer days, the sound of birds chirping, and the smell of flowers...sigh, so nice!

oneenglishteacher said...

What a beautiful quilt! No wonder it turned out to be one of your favorites. I love the summer theme; few things compare to a nice backyard where you can watch the birds in the summer.

straythreads said...

beautiful quilt!! so much depth and detail Love it!!