Saturday, May 29, 2010

Colorplay I and Colorplay 2

Here is the beginning of the series of my Colorplay quilts, even though they are spaced out over 12 years or so. The first quilt was inspired by Nancy Crow and I just began cutting and piecing with no rulers and very improvisationally, using some Cherrywood hand-dyed fabrics from a scrapbag I bought at the Houston Quilt Festival.
I hand quilted it with variegated thread, using the 'big stitch' and circles. Here is the back.
Here is a close-up view of the front of Colorplay 1.
And now, Colorplay 2, mostly hand-dyed fabrics in brighter colors, some of which I dyed myself. I used the baptist fan quilt pattern on my domestic machine and it was so terribly quilted I thought I'd never show it but with a little shrinkage when washed, I've actually displayed it and never heard a comment about the awful quilting. I think the bright colors overcome the quilting. I'm thinking I may do the baptist fan pattern on my Colorplay 3 but now I have templates and a longarm to make it so much simpler!!!

1 comment:

Tonya R said...

oh I love that first Colorplay quilt with the gorgeous Cherrywoods and your beautiful quilting. I've nver been daring enough to just improvise without a ruler. I don't measure, but I so love having that straight edge.