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Monday, November 29, 2010

A finish!



Okay, here's a finish--I am so proud! I finally made a quilt for myself, finishing at about 80 X80. the fabric is Valori Wells' Del Hi line.


This is my interpretation of Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater home during the fall season. the binding is the orange stone, except at the bottom right quadrant where it is blue.






Here is a photo, courtesy of Ivan S. Abrams, from which I drew my inspiration. Do you see what I did?:


I've decided to enter this quilt in the Project Modern Challenge, so here's my 100 words about this quilt:
"My interpretation of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater is a vertical chimney and extending horizontal terraces at the top of the quilt, above rocky falls at the bottom. I added an improvisational flower & sienna background fabric as a suggestion of the home’s lush, fall foliage. I have quilted this in a free-hand undulating wave pattern (top to bottom, vertically) to mimic the waterfall. I love the way this home is linear, yet the water softens its stern concrete and rock; I wanted to transfer these contradictory qualities into a quilt utilizing earth tones with just a pinch of blue. " 


Wish me luck!!

14 comments:

  1. Well, I rather like it. You did a good job.

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  2. Oh Duff that is so gorgeous. Love that little block in the one corner. I'm so glad you entered this into a contest. Keep us posted won't you?!

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  3. great job, I love your interpretation! Congrats on your finish!

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  4. I really like your interpretation. The fabrics are so yummy and love the hint of blue. Good luck!

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  5. Love it! Good luck in the contest!

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  6. You so rocked that quilt. Love Falling Water in wood/stone and now, fabric form!

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  7. You did a brilliant job on it!
    Micki

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  8. it's so cool! Love that block, and I love the background to it too.

    bravissima.

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  9. NO luck needed, this is FABULOUS! I love the WONKY interp! So beautiful with the oranges!!!! Keep us posted, Em

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  10. It is beautiful! Great interpretation!

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