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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Machine Quilting Unlimited

Machine Quilting Unlimited magazine is a real treat with glossy pages of colorful, inspiring quilts and articles about machine quilting.  
In the current issue (May/June 2014, page 30) you'll find a collection of vibrant applique quilts including my Celestial Splendor.  For further information on this quilt, check the Blog Archive at the right for these dates:
September 2013:  Celestial Splendor
October 2013: Repetition
October 2013: Accuracy

Friday, April 18, 2014

Resurrection Perspective

"The resurrection of Jesus is the cornerstone to a worldview that provides the perspective to all of life."   Josh McDowell

With Resurrection Sunday just around the corner, I'm focusing on my quilt, Arms of Love, which was inspired by the movie "The Passion of the Christ."  Each applique element is rich in meaning. 
For example, the wings shown below are symbolic of resurrection to new life. 
Normally, of course, wings would  not be purple and red.  White wings wouldn't have shown up against this light background.  Part of the joy of quilting is "artistic license" to change colors to suit your purposes.  Here, the purple feathers have red quills while the red feathers are edged with gold and have purple quills.    

Keep in mind that the value contrast of the fabrics is more critical to the design than the actual colors.

Happy Quilting and Happy Easter!

Friday, April 4, 2014

Yellow Stuff

In praise of flowers ---  yellow, of course!
Flowers in quilts . . .

And the real thing in nature . . .