On my design wall – 2015.04.13

Last week I spent a delightful and productive couple of days with my sister Anne working on our collaborative quilt.  We wanted to add some embellishments and hand-stitching.  It’s so much easier to make design decisions when there are two of us – not as much dithering as when I do it myself.

When I left, Anne was still working on the hand-stitching, so I don’t have a photo of the finished quilt.  But to give you an idea, below you can see the upper right corner before embellishment, and after.

DSCN4780  after embellishment

The theme for this quilt is Fire.  Our next will be Water (and we plan to do Earth and Air as well).  We’ve decided to make the next one the same size (about 22 by 52 inches).  The color palette will be blue with bits of bright contrasting colors.  We made a sketch of our design idea – horizontal strips with curvy piecing, with a large contrasting vertical curve the length of the quilt.  We’re each going to do some piecing for the horizontal sections, then when we get together again we’ll arrange them on the design wall and decide what to do with the vertical part.  While Anne was hand-stitching the Fire quilt, I started piecing a small section for the Water quilt.

DSCN4803  DSCN4800


Just before I left to visit Anne, I decided I just ‘had to’ submit an entry to the IQF Tactile Architecture special exhibit.  Because the submission deadline is just a few days from now, my entry will have to be simpler and more abstract than my entries in the last two years – Swoop and Inside the Tipi.  I decided to make a city scene using some fabulous metallic prints I’ve been saving for that purpose.  Here’s what it’s going to look like.

TerryAske_in progress


In other news, my entry to the Quilting Arts ‘Birds of a Feather’ challenge was accepted, so it’s on its way to the magazine for photography.



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2 Responses to On my design wall – 2015.04.13

  1. So glad you had a fun and productive time with Anne! I like the embellishments, and like your next collaboration. Also really liking your Tactile Architecture piece – very cool! Congrats on your Birds of a Feather piece!

  2. Kaja says:

    What a great way to collaborate with your sister – sounds like loads of fun. I like how your second piece is starting off.

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