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2/01/2016

Four-in-Art Reveal



The start of the new year for the Four-in-Art Quilt group begins with today's reveal.


The theme for this series of quilted projects is Color. 
Our sub-theme for this quarter was "microscopic." 

Tomorrow's post is about my journey with this project. 

Now, I want to show the small wall hanging I made for this project.
  

"A Closer Look into the Stem" wall hanging measures 20" x 20". 
The petals are raw edge pieces. 
The center (a microscopic illustration of a stem) on fabric, 
which you see below, was quilted to a layer of batting.


as were the petal pieces (seen below).


This was put onto the backing fabric and I quilted around the main areas of the piece. 


The triangle corners hold a dowel to hang the quilt with one nail in the wall. 

I hope you will look at the other members' projects 
and visit me tomorrow to for a bit more detail on the design details of my project. 

Bettyhttps://www.flickr.com/photos/toot2
Camillahttp://faffling.blogspot.co.nz/
Catherinehttp://www.knottedcotton.com
Elizabeth http://www.opquilt.com
Janine http://www.rainbowhare.com
Nancy http://www.patchworkbreeze.blogspot.com
Rachel http://www.rachel-thelifeofriley.blogspot.com
Simone http://quiltalicious.blogspot.com
Susan http://patchworknplay.blogspot.com




10 comments:

Patchwork and Play said...

That's SO beautiful Nancy! I love it! You ability to quilt with such detail and intricacy is outstanding! Bravo! (I always feel so inadequate when I see others' wonderful works of art!)

Catherine said...

I absolutely love the beautiful texture of your quilting and the way you have captured the lacy quality of the stem cross-section. To use it as the centre of your flower is genius.

Janine said...

That really is the most extraordinary, intricate quilting and it looks wonderful in the centre of your sunflower. Such a clever idea and beautifully done :)

Needled Mom said...

That is just stunning. The center stitching makes such a dramatic impact.

Rachel said...

Very pretty piece. I love how the microscopic center stem part looks like the center of a sunflower anyhow. When I saw your stitching it resembled what I was doing, but yours is a totally different end. Wonderful.

Betty said...

I cannot wait to read the deconstruct on this wonderful piece! I've done some raw-edged sunflowers, but the centers pale in comparison to yours. Your "hint" gave no idea that this wonderful center was the end result!

OPQuilt said...

I'm with Betty on this--so curious as to how you "constructed" these petals and flower, as you merely tease us with the idea. Having said that, I want to tell you how terrific this is! I love the petals, all splaying out from that cross-sectioned piece of stem at the center, the balance of the black/white with the inherent visual movement of those gossamer-looking petals--so wonderful in idea and in execution! Great job!
Elizabeth

quiltalicious said...

This is such a wonderful flower! The inner part of the flower is amazing. I really liked seeing the backside of the quilt before the green backing was put on -- it looked like a delicate pencil line drawing. Your petals are beautiful and you have added so much dept to them. Congrats!

quiltalicious said...

This is such a wonderful flower! The inner part of the flower is amazing. I really liked seeing the backside of the quilt before the green backing was put on -- it looked like a delicate pencil line drawing. Your petals are beautiful and you have added so much dept to them. Congrats!

Nancy said...

Thank you very much for the comment. I never noticed that the back looked like a pencil drawing until a few readers mentioned it. Now I have another idea for "thread drawing."