Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Lunar Revolution...portrait......

I finished the binding on "Lunar Revolution" last night.  I did minimal quilting on it, just ditch quilting on every seam in the background and a line of stitching down the center seam in the dumbbell shapes.  I didn't want anything to distract from the design.  You might be surprised how I chose the fabrics for this quilt.  I sent the fabrics away to be die cut and I chose a lot of batiks that I really don't like that well, several that were fat quarters because I like full width fabric and didn't want them in my stash.  Then to get up to the number I wanted to send I chose a few that I had larger yardage of that were more like favorites.  In reality it was just a strange assortment not really chosen to go together.  I was really surprised how well they worked out. That is how most of my quilts happen, very little planning on the full fabric range at the beginning.

Yesterday my blog was featured on the blog Quilt Inspiration.  They did a fantastic job of choosing pieces and parts of my blog and I am honored that they chose my blog for their post.  If you have never visited them, you are in for a treat.  Some posts feature quilts that have been at quilt shows recently, some are featuring a person, a theme or a blog.  They have days with links to free patterns.  Every post is colorful and inspiring.  I hope you will visit them today.

28 comments:

Paula Ganyard said...

I really love this quilt!

HollyM said...

I love this quilt.
I went over and read your feature. It was a really lovely write up with a nice selection of your quilts.

Annie said...

You are brilliant....saw your write up too...love your style

Debbie said...

This is a wow quilt! Turned out wonderful with lots of interest and movement for the eye. Batik fabrics just seem to work so well together, no matter what you throw together.

Lynne said...

Thanks to Debbie at Stitch' Therapy I had already had a lovely visit to Quilt Inspiration. Congratulations on being featured!

Linda said...

Gorgeous, and really unique!

Jackie said...

Egads!! I love it!! I remember cutting those fabrics! Love the layout and the dumb bells! Perfection! Congrats on the great post on Quilt Inspiration!

Gene Black said...

Thanks for sharing Quilt Inspirations - they did a lovely job, and I learned a bit more about you

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

Yes I saw you over there! they do a good job, several years ago they did a feature on Dear Jane and and featured mine among others.
I love this quilt that you have here.

Quilt Inspiration said...

This is a gorgeous quilt! You have achieved the illusion of transparency with your interesting fabric choices. Thanks for mentioning us here, and thank you for inspiring us with your beautiful quilts.

Needled Mom said...

That really did turn out well. I love the movement in this piece.

Sheila said...

Love this quilt. So modern. Interesting story about it's process. Batiks surprise me at how easily they play together.
I follow Stitch'Therapy. Yesterday Debbie posted that you were featured on the QUILT INSPIRATION blog, so I read about you yesterday. A most EXCELLENT post :)

Katie said...

georgious quilt. I think minimal quilting in this was the way to go/ I had one I ddi about a year ago and just ended up doing simple geometric designs because the quilt was busy enough on it's own.

Susan R said...

Amazing! I loved reading how this piece came about. Congratulations on being featured on Quilt Inspiration, they did a fabulous job telling us more about you.

Susan

suemac said...

Wow is all I can say. Thank you for describing your process for picking out fabric.

McIrish Annie said...

Wanda, Love this quilt. You are an inspiration to me. Your style is right up my alley! thanks for sharing! Read your writeup over at quilt inspirations. very nice

Rachel said...

REally love this quilt. I love all your work, but this one knocked me off my RSS feed and forced me to come over and tell you all about how wonderful it is ; )

QuilterBee said...

Omgoodness!!!! Sooooo beautiful!!!!!

Laura T said...

Wow, love this quilt and how you put the colors together. One question did you put it up on a design wall first with all shapes cut so you could move colors around?
LauraT

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

Great feature story and I love love love Lunar Revolution!

JJM said...

Another beauty headed for Ciel Gallery. Oh Wanda, it is absolutely a work of art.

So proud to see you were selected on the Quilt Inspiration. Of course I left a comment there too. (*._,*)

JJM

Verna G said...

That is a great quilt! I love it!515 DPrious

Verna G said...

That is a great quilt! I love it!515 DPrious

Cathi said...

I absolutely love this quilt.

naturalgrrl said...

Great post, and thanks for introducing me to Quilt Inspiration, which is exactly what you provide!

Carol Jordan said...

I love the motion in this quilt. Did John Flynn die cut the pieces or who else is doing die cuts.

Angel and Kirby said...

THat is awesome how bits and pieces came together. Off to visit the other site!

Pat said...

I loved the great article on Quilt Inspirations. I love the choices that were made of your quilts they were going to show. Hope all is going well with you. Stay warm.