Another Quilt Top.

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  1. Daniel W

    Daniel W Young Pine

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    All done!

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    From a distance, the subtle fabric patterns dont show well. Up close, they are more visible.

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    The back is also a patchwork, only far simpler. I made that to use up fabric I had on hand,

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    Overall I'm happy with this quilt. Since it is rather subtle with muted shades, I think the next will make use of much richer color and bolder patterns. The next is in the planning stage.
     
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    Melody Mc. Young Pine

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    This is really a beauty. I love the subtle transition of the colours - it feels like the sky to the ocean. Well done Daniel. :)
     
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    Just cannot get over your talent Daniel. Each quilt you've shown us so far is so precise and beautifully made. Hats off to you :setc_089:
     
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    Well done Daniel, it looks great.
     



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  5. Daniel W

    Daniel W Young Pine

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    I'm debating using this as an inspiration for another quilt top.

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    Those are by Wasilly Kaminsky (1866-1944) and they seem cheerful and animated.
    Of course I can't reproduce them, and don't want to. I can't do the watercolor shading and the black lines will be a challenge. More a starting off point and inspiration. I might use batik fabrics. Just brainstorming. I have two, much more traditional quilt tops still in planning stage.
     
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    Tetters In Flower

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    Oh Daniel don't you think those would give you nightmares as well as a headache :confused:
     
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    [​IMG] I know someone who would like this design.
     
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    Melody Mc. Young Pine

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    I think that would be a beautiful quilt! Happy and fun to look at. That is a great challenge.
     
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    I wouldn't have a clue where to start. :shrug: Looking forward to seeing the end result.
     
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    Here's the start of the next quilt. It took about a year to collect the fabrics (thrifted shirts to upcycle) . Now they are washed, starched, ironed, cut at the seams, arranged by color.

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    It's all curated, dark reds and pale greys or white based patterns.

    There will be eight of these stars.

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    I decided to bite the bullet and ordered a deep red batik for the eighth star point. Waiting for that to arrive so I can sew the stars.
     
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    Daniel. Your a talented quilter. You could enter them in county and state fairs for fun…where do you get the time and patience ?
     
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    Daniel that's a good idea to use old shirts.
     
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    The fabric
    The fabric is often better than fabric store fabric, sold for making quilts. I do inspect carefully for wear or stains or any damage. Some shirts sold in thrift stores are excess from clothing sellers, and never been worn. The fabrics can be very nice, but the color choices are catch as catch can. Most thrift store clothing winds up being discarded, so I think it's a good thing to upcycle.

    They should also always be 100% cotton. I starch and iron to make precise cuts and edges. Blends or polyester would break down under a hot iron. If there's no label, or if it's too thin, I don't use it.
     
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    You have a good start. I am really curious to see more developments, you wizard, you.
     
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    Daniel All your quilts are an inspiration . Beautiful and perfection. By the way I got lots of shits if you need any…?:snicker:
     

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