Wednesday, November 2, 2011
My second art quilt from this workbook is a gilded pear. The technique is to convert a photograph into simple shaded areas and fill each area with fabric. I didn't really like starting from the workbook's design, but I understand the reason behind it.
Now that it's finished and bound, I like it better. : )
I held it next to my squash quilt made a few days ago and realized, much to my surprise, that I'd remembered the specified dimensions wrong. This one is 9 by 14 instead of 9 by 12. Oh well! It's a good thing there aren't any quilt police stopping by any time soon.
I quilted a simple pattern of wavy line for the background and added lots of strange stitching to the pear. I think the quilting, along with the warm, bright colors forces the eye to concentrate on the pear.
My customer picked up her Grinch quilt today and was delighted with the quilting. She's eager to get the binding on quickly and enjoy her first quilt. I was thrilled to see her reaction! So I have a day or so to get my pumpkin tablerunner quilted (I need the right thread) and then I'll start on another customer quilt.
Enjoy your day!