For once I actually finished my master class project of the month, plus I almost finished my bonus project. As you may recall, or not, I went with the blue/green print of my old nickname, Jo.
Here’s what I sent in:
I’ve gone with the blue and green blocked out quilt, which I call “It’s All About Me.” After umpteen trial arrangements, I settled on the attached. It finished at 21.5 inches square, a serious shrinkage that came about as I struggled with proportions. To get more of a fade effect I covered some of the printed areas with white organza. I used four thread colors in the quilting. It still needs to be faced, but I held that off in case I want to add more quilting.
My bonus “OK Make Do” quilt is mostly finished. I incorporated your suggestion to list ways to make do with handwritten notes around the edges. I asked friends for ideas. I plan to finish the edges with leftover binding, natch.
Someday I’ll make the black and gold JO quilt with fading/missing letters. I started to collect different black fabrics for the blocks. I decided that differences in sheen and texture would give more interest.
it’s so light and delicate. The colors, imagery, stitching and treatment all work well together…to give a sense of water and an endless horizon. Who would expect that it began with text?! So cool that a textual inspiration can lead to such an atmospheric landscape.
[Re: OK MAKE DO] This is fun and I think you’ll have people stopping and reading all the way round with bent over heads!!! always good to get your viewer thoroughly involved with the piece…
I think the striped fabrics work very well and carry us through unifying the quilt. It’s interesting…and it works well…I like the little selvedges do…you did “make do”!!