Saturday, September 14, 2013

RURAL ROADS-AERIAL VIEW



This is a small piece that I finished recently.
It was inspired by a block that I made for a round robin group that I belong to and I never sent it because I liked one particular scrap of fabric in it. 
(not too much of a hoarder am I ?)

I had been wanting to make a low-volume quilt for a while.
I also wanted to use up the charm squares from a year long guild exchange, done in the late 90's. which were numerous and mostly hideous .
I had an idea and sorted thru my squares, taking out the light ones, using the reverse side of brighter ones and even managing to use up those poly ones that I detested.  

I made fabric.
 I stacked, slashed, pieced and cut and pieced some more.
Then I added the green strings between the sections because it was too boring and  it started to look to me like farmland viewed from an airplane.
  I quilted it myself in vertical and horizontal lines to represent latitude and longitude lines.
 Simple but I think it does the trick-sorry about the crappy pic!     
First time facing a quilt instead of binding it.        
I am very happy with it!   
(even my charm square pile is a little smaller)

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11 comments:

Willa said...

Great idea! Fun result!

Mary Ann said...

I really like this, but out of curiousity--which scrap of fabric made you keep this?

Diane said...

Great quilt! I love quilts that look like aerial maps or photos.

fiberchick said...

It does look like an aerial view! Very cool...

Julierose said...

I really like this--great piece! Julierose

roccagal said...

Mary Ann, check out my flikr here and you can get a closer look at the starter block and the fabric. I have notes on the picture.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/71132933@N05/8832556242/in/photostream/

Mystic Quilter said...

This is great - so different!

Helen said...

Would like to know how you quilted this. Is it a running zigzag stitch (a favorite of mine)?

Mego said...

Fabulous! What a great use of 'scraps'...

roccagal said...

Helen it is just a straight stitch.
I used a cotton fleece(think baby blankets) as the batting so it is flat but stable and drapes really well.

P. said...

That is so cool! It really does look like an aerial map.