Friday, December 4, 2015

New Work

Quilty content today.  I thought it was about time.

I finished "Tuning Fork #29: The Salt Marsh Near First Encounter Beach" right before we left for Colorado.  It's not quilted yet, but I will work on the quilting while my father-in-law is here for his annual visit.  I like having a piece ready to quilt while Pop is here -- I find it soothing to go into the studio and quilt for an hour or so after lunch.  At this point in the process, once I decide what kind of pattern I want to quilt, there is no real thinking involved.  It's repetitive.  And very meditative.
 
The quilt currently measures 64" wide by 71" tall.  It will shrink a bit during quilting.

I've posted this before, but here is my inspiration picture, taken near Pop's house on Cape Cod in September:
I really enjoyed making this piece.  It's my first attempt to translate a photo into a pieced abstract quilt.  I will be doing this again....

I'm linking this post to Nina-Marie's Off the Wall Friday, Richard and Tanya's Quilts Link a Finish FridayFriday Fabric FrenzyConfessions of a Fiber Addict and Crazy Mom Quilts Finish it up Friday.  Go see all the wonderful work there!

18 comments:

Norma Schlager said...

Beautiful! Those greens just seem to glow.

Jayne said...

I'm always in awe of your work, this is no exception! Beautiful!

Jay said...

Great interpretation of photo!!!

Shannon said...

I love the combination of the almost brassy greens and yellows with the grey and black neutrals. That's a combination I wouldn't have thought of and its really dramatic.

Emmy said...

thanks for the comment on my blog
your work is beautiful

quiltedfabricart said...

Wow! Nicely done! Very impressive

MeganW said...

That's really impressive. I like how you included the richer oranges/reds on the right side.

Linda M said...

I love how you abstracted the inspiration photo, looks great.

Gwyned Trefethen said...

Lovely loose interpretation of the photo. The work glows, much the way a tuning fork holds a note. There is a vibrato feel. First Encounter beach is a favorite place. I've probably mentioned before that husband spent his childhood summers in Eastham. His siblings and mother all live in Orleans now. That's where we were for Thanksgiving. Did the buffet at the Chatham Bars Inn so we could share Thanksgiving with my mother-in-law.

Carie @ Space for the Butterflies said...

Oh how beautiful! It's a lovely and artistic translation of what looks to be a standing spot!

Regina B Dunn said...

Before I saw your inspiration photo, I could tell this piece was from nature. The colors really give the feeling of being outdoors and It sparkles, so.

Julia Graber said...

I love seeing your picture of inspiration next to your work. It's marvelously executed.

Mary Keasler said...

You captured the feel of the photo perfectly. Love it

brookquilt said...

What will you do for the quilting? Matchstick style? REALLY looking forward to your next post on this one.

Denise Russell said...

It is looking great! Wonderful color...

Kathy said...

When I first saw the little postage stamp photo on Creations, I thought grass or trees, water and sky! Yes! Your interpretation was perfect!

Heather Pregger said...

Thank you, everyone! I'm very happy with the way this quilt turned out.

Brookquilt, I will quilt it in matchstick style. I keep trying other patterns on smaller pieces, but I keep coming back to the long, closely spaced lines. I just love how it looks, the texture it brings to the piece. I will probably vary the color of the thread from green to gold to even rust, but I won't make a final decision on color until I start quilting.

Carol Trice said...

Heather,

I love this one and I see an abstract heart shape in the design. And it is HUGE. Go big or go home. And, they say "everything is bigger in Texas!".

Carol

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