When I finished my last custom order this spring, I took a look at my Etsy shop and realized I needed to design some art quilts with CURVES. This is not a “twist my arm” situation since I love love love making quilts with curved piecing. But this time I wanted to try some new designs and some layering of the curves.
Always seeking design inspiration from unusual sources, I remembered as I was area rug shopping a few months ago, that I saw some fun designs in rugs. I found a few and started experimenting with more art quilt colors (than rug colors) which means brighter colors. Soon I found myself thinking about a color palate which would look nice on my rust red living room wall. I settled on the colors of the quilt shown here. I used a medium dark blue, a light blue, a peach, a maroon, and a cream. The fabrics all had character them, either tone on tone blenders or batiks. I guess you could use solids but the quilt wouldn’t be as interesting. This is a large art quilt for me at 28″H x 51″W, perfect for over a fire place or a Queen or King bed.
You can clearly see the DEPTH in this quilt. There was a layer of much of the design in the background. Then I added over top, by cutting the originally pieced part of the quilt. There are five pieces cut into the original quilt design. I love the movement of these large curves that seem to dance on the wall. I used a variety of free motion stitch designs in my quilting.