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Saturday, July 18, 2009

Italy through window blinds

This is my ALQS3 quilt swap and my first attempt at an art quilt. My little quilt is done and I'm thrilled enough with it that I'll have to make myself one.

Title: Italy through window blinds

This little quilt is 16" x 16" and made almost entirely out of batiks and my own hand dyed and hand painted fabrics. It is my interpretation of a photograph I found and Ricky Tims "Convergence" ideas. I sampled drawings with both vertical and horizontal strips but fell in love with the horizontal ones because it adds so much height to the tall building. It gives me the feeling of being in a basement looking out a window through blinds. This quilt is almost entirely paper-pieced with strips sewn between the horizontal strips. I quilted stone shapes in the left building and a sun in the upper left corner -- its rays fill the sky across the quilt. A quilt sleeve is sewn onto the back for hanging.

Here are some close ups.


  1. I love it!!! You should be proud. It turned out so nice and you got it finished really fast. The colors are great and so is the quilting.

  2. Jim says it looks like a rats view through a grate in the street. Hum? I would have to agree.


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