Monday, February 2, 2009

Winter Quiltie Swap

You've read before that I am part of Art4Mail, (http://groups. yahoo.com/ group/Art4Mail/ if you're interested - we do A LOT of fun projects beside this.) and one of our most recent swaps was 'quilties.' "What in the world is that?" you ask. Well, quilties are wonderful little pieces of art that are just 6" square. You interpret your challenge within these tight confines and go from there. Since our theme was 'winter,' I decided to go with my first thought - quilting, quilt blocks, quilt designs, and design my version of a Winter Star block. And, so here it is. The trees were found in a black and white photo online. I wanted bare naked trees that wouldn't obliterate the star, yet make you feel that winter is really represented. I used the customary three layers and quilted those layers using a stretch stitch that goes back and forth a couple of times, giving it a nice thick stitch, I used a sparkly, clear metallic thread, shadowing just inside and around all the branches. The edges were finished in the same way but with the stretch stitch zig-zag. I hope you enjoy my Winter Star; it was challenging, but fun to create......

3 comments:

SeeDat590 said...

It turned out well momma!

Reflections of life and art said...

Barbara, your winter quiltie is gorgeous...it's hard to believe it's only 6"!
I think I can handle this size quilt making...lol!

Hugs,
Noel

everythingquilts said...

I love this quiltie.