“Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, magic and power in it.” Goethe
If I apply that thought to quilting, it means experiment, have fun and just do it! That is most definitely my goal for 2014. One of the ways I intend on doing this is to try something new from every quilt magazine or book I read. I have already started doing it and have created a couple of interesting things.
This quilt top was inspired by a fiber art piece by Michael Brennand that was pictured in a recent Surface Design magazine. His piece was created using fabric, wire, and paint on a wood panel. In his piece, he used a lot of deep reds with bits of color. This caught my eye immediately and I thought it would be really fun to make a quilt that caught the same color essence. I really liked how his piece was so saturated in color – so that was what I tried to do as well. I did add in the black and white fabric in the border though to help make the colors pop a bit more. This was a lot of fun to sew and I am looking forward to having my friend Sondra do the quilting on it. I’ll post a picture once that has been completed.
The next piece I fiddled around with was a collage heart. The little collage heart was inspired by a project in one of Tula Pink’s books. I think I am going to add a couple of borders to this and make it into a pillow for one of our window seats. I was thinking about re-purposing a pair of Erica’s bright red jeans for this – that could be fun! Hmmm… decisions, decisions!
Today I am working on a quilt made from some of the fabrics I got for Christmas. They have an African flavor to them and I love the rich, vibrant colors. Here is the center. I am about to start working on the next block which will go around the center. Both blocks are from Tula Pink’s 100 Modern Quilt Blocks.
Happy New Year!!