Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Time Travel Tuesday

This one is from November 2009.  Our neighbors across the street were preparing for their daughter's wedding. These colors were really off!  The wall was actually green.

It's a wall hanging of 9 separate quilts.  The inspiration came from an art piece that they listed on their registry.
Instead of the raised designs in the metal, there were designs in the batik fabrics.  Unfortunately, I didn't get shots which show the quilting.  It was a simple, 2 line design which restated an element in the batik.
The quilting followed the squiggly vertical double line in this quilt.
For this quilt, the quilting lines formed one large leaf from a fern frond.
The rods were painted wood dowels.  First black, then mottled with brown to make it look more textured.
Ribbons were the vertical supports.  Each quilt had a rod pocket which was split open in the middle.  I wanted it to be able to be hung with 1 nail and to balance well so that it wouldn't be crooked.

It was fun browsing through a few older photos today.  I'd forgotten about this one!

Our thought and prayers are with my mother-in-law as she's overcoming pancreatitis in the hospital.  It started suddenly and swiftly.  Wish we could jump across state lines instantly and be there during those restricted visiting hours.  For now, two of her sons have been there most of the week.  My husband will fly there soon and stay 10 days. 

Enjoy your day!
- SeeingStars

3 comments:

  1. That is soooooooooooo clever!!

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  2. Wow, that's awesome! What a great idea!!!

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  3. This is an inspired idea and I just love batiks. really nice.

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