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My first art quilt is finished

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!
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-Irene
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IMS
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!) . In message , IMS writes
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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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How wonderful! Love those overlapping leaves, and the border fabric is perfect. Roberta in D
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Roberta Zollner
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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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.
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Sally at the Seaside ~~~~~~~~~~ (uk)
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Sally Swindells
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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Sunny
On Sun, 20 Apr 2008 16:35:05 -0700 (PDT), Sunny wrote:
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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IMS
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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IMS
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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IMS
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!
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Karen, Queen of Squishies
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?
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