Tania Denyer has shared some artistic, quilting ideas in a previous post as well as offering us 2 great projects in the 2017 Cross Canada Look book. See http://www.janomemaker.com. Tania sews on our Janome Skyline s7 and has another artistic quilting project to share today.
Summer passes so quickly, as I am sure I do not need to remind you… and summer means vacation. This summer I found my sewjo also took a vacation… which I was not expecting! It gave me no notice, it simply up and disappeared!
I have had this happen before, and I knew what I needed to do. I needed to take myself to somewhere creative, but not somewhere quilt related. It may seem crazy but it works.
In July I took an art trip to the AGO. Art Gallery of Ontario. I let myself wander through the exhibits, looking at whatever took my interest and that was how I discovered Rita Letendre. Her paintings are modern and abstract, full of colour, line, and movement.
This one in particular sparked my curiosity… and of course I wondered how it would work as a quilt!
Once home I pulled the colours from the painting using solid colour fabrics and improv stitched them together. I didn’t worry about making an exact copy, I simply wanted to capture the colours she used.
Then I decided to play with the fancy stitches on with my Janome S7. I alternated straight line quilting with the occasional decorative stitch for visual interest. I have marked on the photo the stitch number that produced each, if you want to try on your own machine.
I used coordinating threads from the Aurifil Canada 150 collection. See page 31 & 32 of the Look book for this Thread Collection. It is a small piece so I thought that keeping the fancy stitches the same colour as the fabric would keep things calmer in the overall design.
Do you think this qualifies as a modern crazy quilting?