I'm entering the Innovative category, the quilt has to be 50" minimum on one side and use the EZ dresden ruler to create an unusual design. I'm not sure my design is unusual but it isn't traditional. So without any more delay here is the finished quilt.
|I'll try for a new photo when the sun moves!|
|Yes I still have to sew the rod pocket down!|
I have to sew down the hanging sleeve and I'm going to throw it in the wash to get the marker out. I used the Frixion pen and I keep reading that it can come back so I'll wash it to get it out completely.
|The "grey" area is quilted by following along the side of each block and turning in until you meet the center then I traveled to the next block.|
Here is the back after washing it. Not bad for LA quilt #4.
I tried different kinds of quilting to show off the different areas of the quilt. I was trying to make the quilt draw you into the center of the quilt design by making the borders get bigger as they came out from the quilt.
I've decided to name this quilt "Things Aren't Always Black and White" and I'm dedicating it to my Dad. As a teenager I had lots of loud discussions with my Dad who always saw the black and white and really couldn't see the grey areas between, you know the what if? kinds of discussions. Later when he developed Alzheimers he left the black and white area of the world and kind of lived in the grey area not sure of himself or his abilities or who we were. So he was my inspiration for this design, the first quilt I have designed, pieced and quilted. My Dad was able to build cupboards, oil paint, work with copper foil, carve/paint decoys and fishing lures, create a beautiful garden make pretty well anything we needed and he fixed our cars all with less than a grade 8 education! We miss you. Be at peace until we meet again Dad! August 19, 2010.