Month 3. WOW! I am actually keeping up. Three months of creating a new whole cloth quilt from scratch. One blank piece of paper (I do have grid lines on it), a pencil, big eraser, stacks of tracing paper and a desire to create.
I recently visited the Jeffery Hull Gallery in Cannon Beach, Oregon. As we looked at all his wonderful paintings Tim ask how many paintings he produced each year. The answer was: 50. Here I am trying to do just one each month in this specific genre. I am producing quilting, so to speak, because I work on many quilts made by my clients each month but I am thinking Jeffery Hull has the right idea. The more we produce, good bad or ugly, the more we learn and grow. And yes, I did purchase a small print titled Red Wing and Cattails. The song of the Red Wing Blackbird is pure music.
Here is the full on view of Whole Cloth Design #3. Remember these pieces are small, finishing at 18.5”.
The next two detail shots show the center and the corners. The swirly back fill quilting is one of my favorites but I will never repeat it at this scale. I feel I cannot let the stitching flow when I cram it into such a small space. It is highly effective but needs a bit of space around it. Actually, at the scale of these pieces a nice tight stipple/meander works the best!
In all reality, I am not so jazzed about this one. The stitching is fine, the design is lacking. I do like the smaller arches on the edge with the “mostly” straight lines. Such a great way to anchor the edges. The center feather design has potential but the rest of it…..that is why we are engaged in this monthly study.
Back to quilting now!!!