My first art quilt is finished

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Three weeks ago I took a class at the local LQS, which was
a totally different way of designing a quilt, creating templates, and
piecing than I'd ever done before - 'thinking outside the block' as
the instructor called it - it was all working with curves.  As a
long-time garment sewer I had some experience with that though, so I
was good to go, but some folks in the class (including the only guy)
had problems with it.

I just finished quilting the little quilt today, and hung it on my
sewing room door. Here's a link if you'd like to see it.  It was a lot
of fun to learn and make, but it took forever to design and make the
dang templates!

http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/2591726460066907372ypIavE

-Irene

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Lovely, Irene.  The overlapping leaves particularly caught my eye.  Your
choice of fabric was absolutely right - from real in the centre to
'stylised' in the border.  Really great.  Thanks for letting us see.

(And it always takes me weeks to think and draw designs and make
templates, if need be!)
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Thank you everyone who took the time to 'critique' my little art
quilt; it sure was fun (and different) to do!  I plan to do another
soon; I've got a small watercolor hanging in my hall, it is a path
through a the woods, with flowers in the foreground and mountains in
the background....think I'll scan it and and work it into a design...

-Irene



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Wonderful Irene,  Your colors are great!

Nice job!

Piece,

Marsha in nw, OH

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Well, my goodness, Irene.  What a wonderfully inspiring creation.  Your
quilt gives such a feeling of 'looking up'.  Ah yes.  Delightful.
Congratulations and thank you for sharing.  Polly


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I love that Irene. Lovely colours too!
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How wonderful! Love those overlapping leaves, and the border fabric is
perfect.
Roberta in D

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That's a wonderful piece.  It also shows that patience and diligence will
certainly pay off in the form of a lovely, unique art piece.  Sometimes I
think we aren't patient enough to work through each part of the process in
order to have a remarkable outcome.  Congratulations.

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That's a wonderful piece, Irene! Congratulations! :)

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Sandy in Henderson, near Las Vegas
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That is an inspiring quilt, Irene - skygazing through the trees -
always a fun thing to do...jennellh

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That is lovely - you must have had to be really accurate with the
templates, and with the order of piecing. I keep looking through the
leaves to the sky amd those puffy clouds.

Congratulations

Sally at the Seaside ~~~~~~~~~~ (uk)
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I love it! What kind of fabric did you use for the leaves that seem
transparent? Or did you achieve that another way?

Really a beautiful piece and really worth the time and effort you put
into it.

Sunny

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Hi Sunny,

The 'overlapping' sections are actually different bits of fabric
altogether.  It has a neat effect, doesn't it!

-Irene

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On Sun, 20 Apr 2008 20:40:39 +0100, Sally Swindells

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Hi Sally,

Thanks....and actually, I found this easier in some respects; I could
make some pieces larger than the templates, just in case I didn't sew
the curve just right, and then just cut off the extra.  There was a
lot of flexibility with the pieces!

-Irene

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Irene,

It was well worth the time - it's fantastic!  What a great job!

Steph

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I love that you are getting 'outside the block', and I really love the
perspective in this quilt.  Makes me feel like I am right down in among the
plants.  One of my favorite places to be.  Great job!  Dancing in the
moonlight for ya!

Karen, Queen of Squishies
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Nice curves! Not sure if i would be brave enough to do them pieced!
Allison

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Irene,
I love it!  That is really neat.  Thanks for sharing.
Launie, in Oregon

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very cool - I'm interested in all of these new techniques I see.  Is
it pieced or fused?  Was there a specific quilter's book that you used
in class as a reference?  Whose technique did you use?

Musicmaker

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