This is my 2nd wedding quilt. I need to go back and photograph my first one-gosh it's hard to get in that habit! I'm trying to get all my quilts up here to show how they have changed over time-and how they are the same too. This is machine pieced and quilted-the machine quilting is using my mom's gammel-I am so lucky to have access to one whenever I want because my mom, being an incredible talented quilter, has given her work what it deserves-namely kick-ass studio, complete with a HUGE commercial gammel quilting machine. The quilting pattern is a loose wood grain pattern which I drew in the top of the pieced quilt using a washable marker. I wanted an organic pattern on all these squares-also the couple love wood, and I thought they would like a wood grain pattern.
The solid orange is a color shot from kaffe fassett line, and it was a bit on the thin side-in later quilts I have dyed my own solid colors to get what I want in the right weight. I didn't photograph the back (why?) but there is a really cool olive green pattern on the back-which matches the binding.
detail shot. I didn't wash any of the fabric first, and then washed when it was all together and quilted. I love the puckered look. It's a pretty thin "warm n' natural" batting in there-all cotton.
here is my very first small framed quilt.It's about 8" x 6". Machine pieced and hand quilted and appliqued. I put the whole thing together and just quilted and embellished through all the layers, through the batting and a back-so the back is a total mess, but because it's framed-it doesn't matter. Again, there is another small quilt I need to photograph-the rest you can see on kingpod. this one I did about 5 years ago for a friend who has a very bad dog. I liked it so much I didn't actually give it away for 2 years-bad, bad friend. The recipient finally asked for it formally, after dropping many hints-so I had to frame it up and send it away. I learned my lesson, I never hang the small quilts on kingpod up around the house, or I can't sell them. They are like family!
What I notice most about these pieces after looking at them now is how dark I was working. Such rich heavy colors, my newer stuff in a lot lighter. More soon on the quilt evolution-which my not be in perfect chronicle order. . .