We have been taking a look at my most recently completed art pieces. Last Thursday we saw number eight. Today’s post features number nine.
If it were not for the added borders, this mini quilt would be nothing more than a tiny remnant. Who knows what it must have looked like in its original form. We will never know.
This quilt has a very simple design. To spice up the appearance I added quilting with a variegated thread. The varying shades of intermittent color provide excitement by jumping out in unexpected ways.
The lines of quilting help to draw your eye into the tiny center.
I have to admit that, if it were not for the added quilting, this miniature art piece would probably go unnoticed. Thankfully the quilting has added the drama that it deserves.
Materials: Fabric top and backing are 100% cotton
Batting: Warm & Natural
Dimensions: 6 7/8” L x 5” W
Quilting Stitch: Straight lines using a variegated thread
Quilted On: Conventional sewing machine
Now that you have seen this art piece are you curious about the other quilts in the series? Links to the other pieces are filed under the category Courthouse Steps, Block of the Month. Go ahead and check them out! You won’t be disappointed. While you are at it share with me your thoughts about this art piece as well as the series.
I’ve been working diligently at creating each of the blocks in the book 100 Modern Quilt Blocks by Tula Pink. I am happy to report that I’ve completed the first 75. I think the last time I talked about them I had just completed block number seven so a lot has happened since.
Time For A Break
After completing block 74 I made the decision to stray, for a while, from my mission to make all 100. The last grouping of blocks I had just completed was slightly more complicated than all the rest. After accomplishing those my brain needed a rest. I was exhausted and needed something else to throw my quilting enthusiasm into.
I maintain a box of orphaned quilt blocks and misfit pieces. Every now and then I pull it out and peer inside to see if anything is calling my name. My recent scrounging reminded me that I still had remnants left from the Courthouse Steps debacle waiting for my attention. I’ve shared stories about these blocks in the past. You will find them listed under the category Courthouse Steps, Block of the Month. Feeling the strong desire to wrap up a few loose ends I chose the remaining remnants for my next project.
Ugly because I didn’t like them. They were just too boring for my taste. To make them appealing I had to camouflage their existence. The best way to do that was with a rotary cutter.
Time to Start
One by one I attacked all 6 ugly ducklings with a determination to turn each one into a beautiful swan. The end result created 16 brand new art pieces. All 16 have been quilted and are ready for finishing touches (binding, hanging sleeve and label). I’ll share photos when they are all finished. Until then I will leave you with a a photo of one of my experiments.
Thank You for sharing in my celebration of my newest art pieces! I hope that you will return to watch all 16 unfold.