February 3, 2013

Debra: 'Sewing' Crazy Quilt

 
 
'Sewing'
 45 x 57 inches
Various fabrics
Machine Embroidery enhanced with Hand Embroidery
 
a Crazy Quilt sewn during 2012 and finished January 2013
It consists of 12 blocks that correspond to the 12 colors of the Color Wheel
Embroidery was inspired by the TAST challenge of 2012
Embellishments were from a personal collection gathered during years of sewing
 
For additional Detail Photos
see the Tab 'Sewing' Crazy Quilt on my blog, Debra's Design Studio.
 

16 comments:

Deborah McLaughlin said...

A great project, it is really gorgeous. I love the colors and all the details. Well done, Debra.

Debra Spincic said...

Thank you so much! I feel so pleased that 2 big ideas (color wheel & sewing) got together in one wallhanging!

BTW, I've been thinking about your border. I used a medium weight linen for my border and it had the weight to carry the blocks well. I think you may need a heavier fabric or a heavy interfacing for your current fabric (or machine quilt it to a stabilizer).

Suztats said...

A wonderful project, Debra! I love all the contrasts: the warm tones of the top half against the cool tones on the bottom, the brights vs the low intensity colours, the black and white of the border. And everywhere, touches of black and white for sparks of bright and dark among the colours. Love this piece!

Carol Neale-Broughton said...

Well, I was always told that if a things worth having it's worth waiting for and your completed wallhanging certainly bears this out. Can't think of a better way to illustrate the colour wheel, a colour to match any mood. Challenging in its restrictions, time consuming in its execution and glorious in its completion. Wonderful, I love it so much.

Barbara C said...

The white border really makes this piece sparkle. Beautiful job! I love the humor and whimsy in this quilt.

Debra Spincic said...

I hope that going along on the stitching journey with piece adds to the worthiness of the piece. Not sure we can top ourselves in 2013!

Debra Spincic said...

Thank you so much, Suz! It's wonderful when everything really ends up working together. When I started I had no idea the scope of this piece but now that I am done, I am as proud as I can be with it.

Debra Spincic said...

Thank you, Barbara! I may have a quirky side after all!

ladyhawthorne said...

I just love it. You worked so hard on it and made it look so easy. Thanks for keeping us all encouraged this last year!

Debra Spincic said...

Thank you! Your comment means a lot to me, Angela!

Cy said...

Congratulations Debra. You HAVE achieved so much with this work of art.
Watching you working your way through the colour wheel as you did, has opened a whole new world of design possibilities. It has been a very interesting journey, and with a few surprises along the way.
Thank you for letting us join you on this labour of love, fun, and experiments.

Debra Spincic said...

You are so welcome! It's been a pleasure!

cq4fun said...

There's a nice cohesion to all the blocks and colors. You did a great job of bringing it all together, and I like the framing of the plain border, though I know that trim took a lot of hours!

Judy S. said...

Awesome! I wish you could be at my elbow when I put the next sashing on Sue!

Debra Spincic said...

The whole finishing process took about 7 full days morning to night. I'd forgotten how long that part takes in the process.

Thanks Susan!

Debra Spincic said...

I've had a few ideas for your Sue quilt! Lots to think about when sitting for hours!