On my design wall – 2016.11.20

It’s been 3 weeks since I last posted – where does the time go?

In my last post, I showed a quilt I’m making for the upcoming SAQA exhibit titled H2Oh!.   My goal is to have 3 water-themed quilts to enter in the show.   Since that post, I’ve finished one quilt, and started another.

‘Rain’ is an abstract quilt.  In my last post, I said I was going to quilt it within a couple of days.  I did have it completed by October 31st, but then I had problems getting any decent photos of it.  The weather has been very like my quilt – mostly dark, gray and rainy – with occasional sunny periods.  But the sunny periods never seem to occur when I’m in my studio!  So here are some photos taken in bad lighting conditions.  I’ll have to take better photos before I submit it at the end of November.  (Click on the photos to see a larger image.)

  terryaske_rain_bad-lighting  terryaske_rain_bad-lighting2

And a couple of detail shots:

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The finished size is 20 x 28 inches.  I’m still considering titles for this one.  I like the alliteration of ‘Probability of Precipitation’, but I also like the simplicity of ‘Rain’.   And reading what I typed above, now I’m considering ‘Occasional Sunny Periods’.


And here’s my next water-themed quilt – ‘Reflections’.  I started with a photo I took a few years ago near the Vancouver Convention Centre.  Using computer software, I cropped it to show an area with interesting reflections, then enhanced the color and contrast.

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I printed the enhanced image on prepared fabric – 13 x 26 inches.  (The widest my printer will accept is 13 inches.)   Printed on the fabric, the image doesn’t look quite as bright, so I may add some highlights with paint.  But I’m quilting it first, using poly sheen variegated threads.

Here are some photos of it (also taken in bad lighting).  I’ve started quilting at the top, and I’m about a third of the way down.  I’m using 4 different colors of thread, so there’s a lot of stopping and starting, and thread ends to bury.

terryaske_reflections_partly-quilted_lit-from-top  terryaske_reflections_partly-quilted  terryaske_reflections_partly-quilted_detail


Thanks for stopping by.  I’m linking up with these blogs – click on the links below, where you’ll find many other creative and inspirational projects.

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2 Responses to On my design wall – 2016.11.20

  1. jhimsl says:

    Both water pieces are beautiful.

  2. Vivian Farrar says:

    Amazing!! I can’t wait to see your third piece! I love how you take us through your process, very inspiring.

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