Friday, March 28, 2014

A Sinking Sun

Sometimes experiments turn out better than I think.  Last spring I was playing with some precision slicing and inserting and this small quilt was the inspiration for Alissa's Bursting with Pride quilt that I made for Spring Quilt Market.  I decided to finish this up as another class sample.
 I think the addition of the fabric on the base turns these two blocks into an interesting design.  It reminds me of the sun sinking over the ocean.
 I quilted the semi circle to emphasize that there is a partial sun there.  I love how the quilting supports the design of this little quilt.
This piece is only 20" x 30" but I definitely think it has potential to be a much larger quilt.

20 comments:

Spontaneous Threads said...

beautiful!

wendysquilting said...

I love what you have done! The piecing is so intriguing and the quilting really makes it!

Maureen @ Josephina Ballerina said...

Hi Jacquie,
Have lurked forever. I must say that, since I do not have the money to hire a long arm quilter to quilt for me, finding your site was a great boon. Close stitched wiggly lines have become my trademark. I was admiring your precision points in today's post, but I don't think that they will ever come from my machine in my lifetime. LOL! Oh well!

M-R Charbonneau said...

That is gorgeous! I love the design and that black print fabric is fabulous!

DonnaM said...

Love everything about this mini-quilt!

MalinisQuilts said...

WOW! this is just awesome! Your work is absolutely amazing!

Rhonda said...

Awe inspiring and beautiful. The quilting add just that more punch to the piece. Great job!!

S Staum said...

Reminds me of a spectacular sunset I witnessed in Maui! So inspiring!

Laura P. said...

Love it!

wjohnq said...

The song title "Black Hole Sun" immediately came to mind. Your sons (suns?) will know it if you don't.

Thanks for coming to Champaign last night to show us your quilts and tell some stories! (I was the lone male guild member.) It was so inspiring I had to run right home and make something. I posted it on my blog which you can hopefully find via my name.

Charlotta said...

Amazing how well it works even though the colors are completely "wrong!"

Michele said...

Just fabulous!

treadlemusic said...

Am lovin' the "slice and dice"!!!! Something definitely to try.....somday..............

ChristaQuilts said...

Wow! You've outdone yourself again. The quilting really adds such amazing depth and texture.

Debbie said...

Lovely! Love that focus fabric!

Carol Q said...

so clever and beautiful.

debbi d-w said...

Yum! Anything that can make me appreciate neutrals at this point in our Chicago winter is an accomplishment!

Diane said...

Beautiful!

MariQuilts said...

I absolutely love this!!!!

patty a. said...

The quilting enhances this piece wonderfully!