Monday, February 22, 2010


I can finally show you my 3 Creative Studios Quilt Challenge 2010 Quilt for Jan - Feb!

Please meet "Why?"  She is 50" x  38".

Rust dyes and hand dyes, thread painting. foiling.

The first challenge word was Puzzle.  My very first response was "Why?"!

The quilt really made herself.  I had just finished playing with some rust dyeing and the results were in a pile on the floor,waiting to be played with!  I started to play and feel and cut and what I ended up with was a sandstone wall.  One  piece I couldn't cut!  That is the centre panel.  She grew like topsy.  Everything I did just seemed to be the right thing to do.

What does the quilt mean?  That's a puzzle to me!
What is the centre panel?  That's a puzzle to me!
Why did I twist the original top and enlarge it?  That's a puzzle to me!

New things learnt!

Rust dying
Mitred piecing
Facing instead of binding

I'd love to know what you think!



Robynmac said...

Sally, it's a fabulous interpetation! I love the 3D grass and the overall colour. And all those new techniques - you've got it all covered. Cheers Robyn

aubirdwoman said...

I agree, fabulous. Very clever usage of all things.
Rust dyeing is fun isn't it.

cinzia said...

Love your colour choice and also the tilted frame. My you are learning a lot of new skills.

Penny said...

What fun, love the colours and the bits of lichen and stuff.

quilthexle said...

WOW - cool quilt! Like that you refer to it as a "she" Your use of the rusted fabrics is wonderful.

Fran C said...

That's a really good interpretation. love the different techniques a very artistic quilt

linda stokes said...

Looks great Sally! Love the limestone wall.

Connie said...

I like it. It's sort of an abstract landscape. Very pretty colors. I see you joined the post card challenge. Can't wait to see what you make.

Nathalie G. said...

just love the way you took this challenge.
up to the next one?

Sue Bleiweiss said...

I think it's wonderful!

Terri Stegmiller said...

This is lovely. It reminds me of an outdoor patio with some moss and greenery growing on the stepping stones.

Lindi said...

Great interpretation, Sally. I love your use of all those techniques, too.

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