Thursday, October 23, 2014

The Curves - The Blogger's Quilt Festival

The Curves
56" by 46"
Machine pieced, rough edge applique
Hand dyed fabrics by the artist
Rayon and Polyester thread 
Machine quilted on a home machine

This piece was conceived under pressure at this summer's Master Quilt class at QSDS in Columbus, Ohio with Sue Benner.  I went to the class wondering what I was going to make and one week later came home with this half done.   
Now I bet you are wondering how did I do that?  Well, it wasn't all that hard - honest!  I have a
nice collection of inspirational photos on pinterest.  I took an architectural photo from there - traced it and edited it changing curves to the way I wanted them - taking out lines and adding others.  Then I had that blown up into a pattern at Staples.  (I usually use an overhead projector but that was at home!)


I chose a palette also using my pinterest boards for inspiration.   Did improvisational piecing and cut out the shapes.   I then fit all the shapes together on a batting/backing sandwich.  I sewed them down with invisible thread.  Then quilted it.  Ta-Da!

I thought I was done - but No - sighhhhhh - Although its suppose to be rough edge applique - its a bit too rough edge for my tastes - so now I'm going back and putting some nice thread work along the edges of the big pieces.  And then it will be done.  I hope.  

But I thought it was done enough to show at least in Amy's Blogger's Quilt Festival in the Art Quilt Category.  

Are you an inspiring art quilter too?  Feel free to join my weekly  Off the Wall Blog Link up  - with any creative blog post!  Its open Friday - Monday!
 
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18 comments:

Judy@Quilt Paradigm said...

Nina, this is beautiful!! The colors, the curves, the quilting... Just wonderful!!

QuiltSwissy said...

You have created a great piece here. Once again, I m impressed. And I have always loved the Beauties!

gurligregersen.com said...

It is so beautiful. An impressing piece of work.

Jane said...

How nice! Thanks for sharing your process....it gives me ideas!

The Inside Stori said...

Nina-Marie.....this piece is fantastic!

Sylvia said...

I love it! The colors are so happy!

Andrea said...

WOW!!! This is really amazing. I just happened across your blog and am very inspired by this. Really wonderful work.

Shannon said...

I'm so glad you shared this! I really love it and think it came out so well!

deborah lyn said...

Your 'Curves' are fabulous! I love how this piece is finishing out! Masterful! hope you are felling all better now! deborah

Az álmok valóra válnak said...

beautiful quilt work

Corinnea said...

I love this!

Lisa Chin said...

It's beautiful Nina-Marie! Great job!

PersimonDreams said...

stunning! I absolutely love this quilt and your techniques!

Kaja said...

This is so full of movement and colour - gets my vote!

Hilary Florence said...

I liked this when i saw you making it. I have always liked curves, flow and movement but I love the irregular piecing and the little snippets of complementary colour.

Joanne Grimes said...

Good work!

Aoife said...

I very much like this quilt! I love the depth of colour you've achieved with your improv piecing, and then the sweep of the curves is just gorgeous. You've made me feel like I should take a braver look into my architecture folder on Pinterest :)

Mary Keasler said...

Nina Marie, this is breathtaking. What a fabulous piece.