Friday, February 28, 2014

Focus, focus, focus

Elizabeth Barton had a good blog on focal point this week. I will have to look at some of my quilts to see if they had a focal point or not. I know for sure one of the pieces that I am most proud of does have a focal point. It was a nature quilt that I made in a class with Ellen Lindner called Create Your Own Nature Quilt. Focal point and where to put it was a big topic of the lessons. It was a very successful quilt and Ellen was a fabulous teacher.

Midwinter Visitor 

I had my focal point as well as having some of my best free motion quilting. The quilt is 28 in by 38 in.

I have a feeling that a lot of my other quilts do not have a focal point. I wonder if our March lesson will be on focal point!

I am linking to Nina-Marie’s Off the Wall Fridays. Check out the other quilts there.

Thanks for reading.



  1. Love your piece, the quilting is lovely!

  2. I'm so glad I enlarged it, so so so wonderful. I like it all, the shadowy trees, the distance, the off center cardinal that is looking at me. The quilting. It's lovely. Thanks for sharing it.
    LeeAnna Paylor

  3. After looking at some of your quilts (fabulous by the way) I think a lot of them have a focal point. The old cellar door for sure, I think that's my fave. You do beautiful work.

  4. I was wondering too if that post was a foreshadowing of things to come. :-) Your cardinal is beautiful against the gray trees. And focused.

  5. Indeed, by virtue of being red alone, the bird creates a definite focal point & you placed it well. And the quilting IS marvelous, especially the lines on the trees.

  6. I love it - that cardinal is so beautiful ! And for sure, it is a focal point ;-))


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