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Thursday, February 9, 2012

3 in a row........


The lighting isn't the best in the basement but I wanted to see all three of the finished Crooked Cobblestone quilts in one photo for comparison.  They are in the order that I made them from left to right.  They have 3 distinctly different personalities.  Working in series is a quest for the best one I can make.  Each one has something that I didn't feel was perfect so I made another.  I love all three of them but there will probably be another some day, or maybe 2 or 3 more.


I finished the quilting on the 2 small ones the last 2 nights but I haven't done the binding on them yet.  Again, I just needed to see them all together in one photo for a comparison.  They cover a 9.5' area on three 4' design walls.  On this one I stood back farther to get them all in and the color is different.  I need to get some good daylight photos for really true color.

28 comments:

Kathie said...

very interesting comparison of your quilts.
I am thinking of doing the same thing , working in a series. As I make a quilt I think of how much better it could have been if I would have done.....
or added.....
hard to choose a favorite bottom left little one I think is my favorite ;)
Kathie

sosarahsew said...

Of course you would add your trademark zebra! I think the far right has the most center glow especially since it is framed with that dark border. You are making great headway on your show pieces.

Linda at Roscoe's Ma said...

They are all beautiful, but I think the one with the black and white borders is my favorite.

Ailsa (Cape Pincushion) said...

They are all incredible! I like Crooked Cobblestones 1 the best!

Jackie said...

Not sure if I could pick a favorite. They are all distinctly different, but equally beautiful!

Sujata Shah said...

Working in a series... I like that idea. Seeing your pretty quilts here makes me want to give it a go.
I am drawn towards the ones without the borders. They create endless playfulness :)

Sewing Junkie said...

WOW what an accomplishment. Seeing them all together is such a sight. Chris

Patricia said...

I am so impressed! I have never thought of making a "series". Do you plan to hang them together? If you asked me to choose I would be in trouble since I like each one for different reasons--guess that is what a series is all about -- right!

Patricia said...

I am so impressed! I have never thought of making a "series". Do you plan to hang them together? If you asked me to choose I would be in trouble since I like each one for different reasons--guess that is what a series is all about -- right!

Diane said...

looks like an art exhibit in your basement. I like them all.

stitchinpenny said...

I think the quilts are all great and I admire the ability you have to see the same thing so differently.

karenfae said...

nice - I hadn't thought of putting them all together like that - they really look fantastic all together.
Karen

Quiltingdaisy said...

Your a Master when working with a color wash technique. I love the look so much that I had started to collect batiks when on sale. Been thinking I was out of my mind but maybe I'll search for more this year.
Looove them!

Sandy said...

Very nice! I them all three!

Frog Quilter said...

Gorgeous series. Love it...

One Minnesota Quilter said...

They are all great both collectively and individually. :)
Judy

Quiltdivajulie said...

Oh my gosh . . . . marvelous . . . your grandson absolutely MUST make a full-length documentary video of your gallery show this summer.

Your cobblestones are GORGEOUS! LOVE seeing them side by side!

Kristin said...

I like them all but my favorite is the one on the right with the dark border. Not that I think all quilts have to have a border, but on this one I think the border frames the quilt nicely, giving a sort of background to the "stones".

Nifty Quilts said...

It's very interesting to see them all together. You're inspiring me to delve into a theme sometime...someday.

LC said...

Great artistry in these jewels!

Diane said...

My favorite is the third one. I love the color placement with the darker border and glowing center. This would make a stunning piece of liturgical art.

Sheila said...

WOW! Love them all together! and separately! I've got to gather enough nerve to try one, even if it's a little one for my wall.

Venus de Hilo said...

Seeing these all together it's clear how important grouping the lighter pieces in the center is to your overall effect, which is so lovely! Great job. It's hard to pick a favorite.

Anonymous said...

What a grand series ! I could not pick a favorite if I had too. Light warm centers graduating out to your deeper hues, so breathtaking.

Will you be selling your quilts at your daughters gallery in June also ?

J~MT

Cathi said...

Seeing them all together in one photo is marvellous. I love how rich the colours are -- they seem to glow in each one. What a treat for the eyes!

HollyM said...

I love them all but I'm partial to the one with the black and white borders.

Muddling Through said...

Wow! How striking to see them all at once. That exhibition of yours is going to be wonderful.

Cheryl Arkison said...

Thanks for showing them all together. Such a fascinating look at them.