11 octobre 2008

Finished

I finished – completely finished ‘Marseille V – Frioul’ ! Binding on, label sewed and hanging on the wall !
This quilt was started some weeks ago in a workshop with Ellen Lindner.
In fact, I had the idea of that quilt in my head the second I took the picture ! During the summer months I had sketched the picture a few times as warm up and looking to simplify the design.
Then the workshop started and I could count on Ellen to give some constructive critique. The critiques permitted me to go further in my search of ‘the perfect design’.
Since the workshops from Ellen are small sized, she can give you all her attention and you have also the time to learn from the critiques she gives to others.
Once I was happy with the design, I started to construct this ‘souvenir’ quilt that I wanted to be ’large’ : +/-46 x 31 inch. This quilt is a ‘collage’ type quilt. This permits you to abstract the design.
Sewing all the little pieces took me ages but I loved every second I worked on this quilt.
I had a unbelievable positive feeling about this one. Probably because when I took this picture I was happy - not that I’m not happy for now !I also sketched a landscape from Frioul on the fabric for the machine embroidered label I made for this quilt :
Now I can concentrate on Lenna’s workshop. I had the intention to exercise a bit yesterday evening but it staid with the intention ! This evening will be the evening. And I have Sunday afternoon to play.

“Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple, learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen”.
John Steinbeck

Write you soon
Nathalie

5 commentaires:

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Vicki W a dit…

It's beautiful! I have really enjoyed watching this piece develop.

StegArt a dit…

Congrats on the completion of your quilt. It is beautiful!

Exuberant Color a dit…

I really like this piece. I love the way you made the border.

disa a dit…

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.