I present to you my mini quilt of the month. It is based on a class I took from the Dayton Art Institute about Op Art. I decided to translate it to cloth. I took red fabric and cut out the parts I wanted to be white.
I had tried to add blue underneath, and didn't really like the way it looked so I took out the blue. But since I quilted it days after I posted it on the blog, Tanya said she did like the blue. I thought about it, and remembered that I did like the blue when I first added it, but then I added too much. I didn't want to take too much time thinking about where to add the blue, but when I got to this section, I decided a touch of blue would be good.
Another thing that happened is that I dreamed that I cut a fringe from the unquilted red fabric. While I think about quilting all day long and have daydreams about quilts, I rarely dream at night about quilts. Cutting a fringe wasn't presented as an option - it was something I was actually doing. (That was really all there was to the dream - my dreams are as exciting as my days). So I cut the fringe during the day and then I cut some fringe out so it looks like I made the quilt by weaving.
It's a dream come true, y'all.
I turned the white border to the back and wanted some more red as an outline so I secured the "binding" using a running stitch with red crochet thread.
Here it is again in a different position. It finishes at 14 1/2" x 18".
That came out really cool - very creative!
It is an interesting piece and I think the hand stitching around the edge is just perfect as a finish.
Don't you wish all your dreams turned out as nice? Fun quilt, I love the little pop of blue and red big stitches, they make a nice statement.
You come up with the most interesting projects. You take something that's been done before and come up with you own spin on it which makes it fascinating. I love the red and white contrast.
Very creative! I love your big stitches, very effective.
What fun! I like the addition of the blue, too.
Oh wow! What a fabulous art quilt! I love the little touch of blue and the fringe! I also love the hand stitching around the edge. Very creative! Thanks for another great mini!!
Red and white is such a classic color combination, it works really well in your design. I like the touch of blue. Congrats on a very fun finish.
I've never thought to use a cut-out' method like that! Looks like fun!
Wow. I am so fascinated by how an artist (you) can dig in to a challenge such as this, approaching the various “problems” to be solved, and then proceed to solve them. The right brain and left brain working together, resulting in this amazing little quilt! An A + in my book!
That came out so nicely! That touch of blue and the woven effect is wonderful. I'd put this down as a major success!
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