Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Medallion

It has been a while since I have worked on a new quilt. With my limited ability to use the rotary cutter and iron, I am doing anything I can to keep my creativity going. In an effort to feel accomplished I pulled out another one of those old projects. The goal is to finish as many of those UFOs as possible. Even if it means that I end up with more quilt tops in future.


Almost a year ago I had started playing with the scraps of my Ferris Wheel quilt. I did not think it was ever going to turn into anything at all but I liked the way it looked after I sewed the background so I wanted more!

I am going to post some versions of this quilt. As the quilt evolved on the design wall, it started changing. I am not sure how it will end up in the end. I am enjoying the process and who knows where it might lead itself.


Wheel surrounded with bold patches of strips. I think they make the wheel stand out on it's own no matter how crazy it gets. Love those bold strips!


The wheel with patches made from smaller bits.
I am looking for a horizontal quilt to hang in my hallway. Trying to find a focal point that is off center and still balance the quilt. Not really difficult thing to do but after a while of staring at this craziness, I feel like I am going blind!


Still growing!


And, evolving! 
I like the little slivers of black along the edges. I am going to leave it alone for few more days on the design wall and see what happens next.

My scrap bin is almost empty which can be a good thing! 

I am ready for some fresh new colors to work with and,
this 4'X6' quilt gives cleaning up the sewing room a new meaning! 
 
Have a great day!





26 comments:

  1. Vivid, bold, beautiful. I love that there is a focal point. Your Ferris Wheel is such fun and the name is very appropriate.

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  2. This is knocking my socks off, Sujata! I love it. I love the energy, the colors, the scrapiness, the wonderful improv... and that wheel that started the whole quilt rolling is fabulous! Fun, fun, fun!

    Hope you are healing more and more each day, and bravo to you for keeping the creativity going!!

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  3. oh my goodness this is scrapilicious! I love it! It looks very big!

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  4. So good to see you swing again.
    It looks fabulous and has lots of energy!!!

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  5. This quilt (like all your quilts) is just beautiful! I love, love, LOVE your style :) Hope you're fully recovered from your surgery soon.

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  6. This quilt is so much fun1 I love the scrappiness. You're a master at this style, which I found pretty difficult..but fun. ;)

    I just had surgery on my hand yesterday, so I'll be the one looking at magazines and books and waiting to get back into sewing. I hope I can come roaring back like you did. :)

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  7. This is gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous. Vivacious and wonderfully free.

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  8. I enjoyed watching this "grow" in the photos. It really packs a punch and I love it.

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  9. Oh Sujata, it is so beautiful & I love being a part of the process. The colors are gorgeous & the stripes & circle so free & energetic. Glad you are having fun + cleaning up the sewing at the same time...what could be better?! Hope you are back to your old self soon!

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  10. Obviously, your creative juices are flowing full force! Love where this is going, it's got that "Sujata look" - exciting!

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  11. That extra black around the wheel really did it. Kapow!

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  12. I can see that you used "made" fabric for the spokes of your Ferris wheel ... did you use a wedge to cut them out or did you wonky cut?

    What fun to watch this evolve!

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  13. STOP! Go back. Versions 1 & 2 most powerful.

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  14. What fun. I've always wanted to do something like this. I'm following you for future inspiration. Thanks!

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  15. Dear, this is great! What a fantastic piece. It is free and colorful and sings a song of live.
    Simply gorgeous!
    x Hilde

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  16. I so love your scrappy goodness! I love the free process of just working without a pattern in mind, just playing with shapes and color.

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  17. This has to be one of my very favourite quilts of all time. Its a carnival of colour and shapes and movement. It's wonderful to see the evolution shots. I hope your shoulder is getting better every day!

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  18. I LOVE this... So exuberant! So glad you are sewing again... Susannah

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  19. I marvelled at this new quilt of yours on flickr but just have to say it again : I love the vibrant colours, various patterns and the sense of freedom that emanates from this piece of art. Congratulations Sujata !

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  20. It is very graphic and beautiful, Sujata! The colors are full of life and energy and as an added bonus you have room for making more scraps when you start on these brand new projects. Black really makes the colors shine :)

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  21. It sure is crazy but it's exhuberant and so joyful at the same time. I love to se your process.

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  22. I love your style and process! Great work.

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  23. wheeee! this makes me wonder what a HUGE ferris wheel would look like. so much energy in this quilt!!!!

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  24. Sujata, I stumbled across your site while looking at photos of string quilts. I am new to quilting, and am inspired by your stories and enthusiasm! I look forward to growing with you!

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  25. Charly,

    Welcome to my blog! Glad you found me! Hope I get to visit your blog and see your work soon and get equally inspired!

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  26. what a fun and joyful quilt. I love the movement that the black creates.
    Love the fact that it is evolving, and that you letting it do it's own thing.
    I am mesmerized by the wheel!

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