Sunday, July 10, 2011

Solid swap completed

Well, my Matisse solid quilt is done; I hope you like it, BeeBee. 
I decided to keep the quilting simple, so I used a close-set almost-straight line quilting design, nothing elaborate. 

This was a fun project to do, it made me  s-t-r-e-t-c-h  in a whole new direction!  I had a number of solids in my stash, but I never deliberately set out to make them the main part of a project - a solid was just a no-never-mind part of my stash. 

I was a little brain-fazzled when I started out because I honestly had no idea how to approach this project.  But... it was after I realized I was to use the painting as an inspiration that my mind turned down another track.  What a wild ride; thanks V for the challenge!

Edited 7/11 to add more info: 

I made my hanging sleeve according to these instructions on the Alzheimers site, the first one.
Linda

11 comments:

beebee said...

It's great. I love it!
I still have to put a binding on the one I did.
I don't know how to make a way to hang it. I forget what it's called.
Any suggestions as to where t find out. Maybe there is a tutorial online somewhere.

Lisa said...

This turned out great! I have my top done, trying to decide on the quilting, love what you did here.

Eat, Sleep, Quilt said...

BeeBee, I forgot to mention my hanging sleeve; I used the instruction here, the first one:
http://www.alzquilts.org/paqdisplay.html

I'll add it to the post.
Linda

tropicslady said...

What a fantastic job you did! Love it!

Deb

Nathalie said...

Wonderful quilt. I really love the movement that the wavy black and red lines and the little yellow jags in the upper right quadrant add.

Cathy said...

Your quilt is fantastic. Love how you quilted it. I us the Triangles for hanging all my smaller quilts now. Works out great. Hugs

Miki Willa said...

This is great. The colors are wonderful. A great interpretation of the Matisse.

Helen said...

This is such a great piece. Especially love those stripes!

beebee said...

I found the site and I put hanging triangles on it.
I may get this in the mail sometime next week!
I will include a photo of the original work of art so you can compare them.
I love the one you did!

sheila 77 said...

This has turned out really well. I enjoyed seeing your making process.

Margaret said...

I think your quilt is stunning ... the selection, placement & colors of the Matisse elements ... inspired now to look at Matisse's work & try another quilt ...
thanks!