Monday, January 21, 2008

Midnight Garden



This is the finished result of the January "Take it Farther Challenge" (see posting from earlier this month). I didn't like the way that my initial blocks came out, but didn't have any more of 2 of the fabrics, so I came up with a solution to make it work. Cut up the blocks into smaller units and pieced them into 3 vertical rows. I used one of the blocks to cut the appliqued leaves from. Then I used the leftover blocks on the back--nothing gone to waste! The vine is a decorative yarn that I couched onto the black background. I did make the addition of the black solid fabric, so I hope that isn't cheating. I did heavy quilting in the geometric collumns, and quilted a little leaf pattern in all of the leaves. I am happy with how it turned out in the end, though totally different from my original vision, but I guess that is part of the experience. We'll see what challenge February brings....Forgot to mention the size is about 29 x 29 inches.

10 comments:

MaryjoO said...

I really like this a lot. I like stark geometrics, so the impact is great. MaryjoO (TIF participant)

Vicki W said...

Elizabeth, this turned out great!

Quilt Pixie said...

what a beautiful piece! not at all what it looked like it was going to develop into, but very very effective...

And no, adding black is not cheating! How can one cheat on a challenge with no rules!!

Rice said...

The first thing I said when I saw this was 'Oh Wow!' I really like it. Great job!

appleseed said...

Another "Wow!' here!
Great job! love the vine!

*Jennifer

verobirdie said...

You have been right to add the black. It is far more interesting than at the begining. It is now eye catching and beautiful! Well done.

Guzzisue said...

ooohh, I like this! The black is definately not cheating as quilt pixie said.

Meg in Albuquerque said...

I like the way you took something that you didn't think was quite right and made something beautiful out of it.

Ruth said...

This is beautiful! I like the addition of the black as well.

Michelle said...

Nice job, Elizabeth! I like that you used a block to make the leaves. The different fabrics add a lot of dimension to them. How big is the piece? It is really pretty.