My New Quilt, Taking Me Places

sewing quiltIt’s an odd mix of fabrics in this quilt, although consistently odd.  Each piece relates to the other pieces either by subject matter, color or feel. And by feel, I mean they feel like they go together.  Of course that’s completely subjective, but then, I guess the whole process is completely subjective.  I think what I was hoping to do was throw a bunch of fabrics together that I wouldn’t necessarily think would go together and make them work.   I was also trying to get a sense of  playing with time, by having fabrics that to me spoke of a certain time period.  I was going for an overall feel of something made in the 1930’s or 40’s.  But pulling and pushing it back and forth, over an expanse of years.  I find this quilt takes me to a lot of different places.   sewing quilt lion detail

These are some detail of the quilt.  You can see pieces of the old sewing machine with the mauve and blue hearts.  An unusual combination in itself.

sewing quilt other detail

4 thoughts on “My New Quilt, Taking Me Places

    1. They are my inspiration Gloria. Don’t know what I’d be doing if I hadn’t seen the quilts of the women of Gees Bend all those years ago.

  1. Beautiful quilt, Maria. I so enjoy traveling back to the 30’s and 40’s. Although those years are before I was born, I often feel I would have felt more comfortable during that time period. Your quilt is comforting to look at…. 🙂

  2. I get the feeling,, Maria…..another wonderful quilt and you did a great job bringing the feel to the back as well. So nice to hear you discussing your process, too. It is such a freeing style and one that has truly encouraged me to keep on with my work.

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