Monday, February 13, 2012

Challenge Quilt

I belong to a group that is a take off on the famous 12 by 12 art quilt  group.  The challenge word was “sparkle.” We each have to make a 12 inch by 12 inch quilt showing our interpretation of that word.  The challenge ends next Monday. Here is my quilt….

I am not done yet, but thought that I would post a photo. All I have left to do is to sew the pieces down and quilt and bind it.

I am not a glitter person so I decided not to make something with actual sparkle, but interpret that less literally.  I teach Astronomy so what comes to my mind is stars.  I also love Vincent van Gogh's Starry Night painting.  So I decide to do a take off of that painting using the snippet technique that I always wanted to try.  I wanted the contrast in fabrics (blue and yellow) to give the appearance of sparkle.  I call it "Tribute to van Gogh."
The snippets are made by ironing fusible web to the back of fabrics and then cutting it into small pieces.  You can't believe how many times I fused little bits of fabrics to my iron because you could not tell which side had the fusible on it for some of the fabrics!  I had left over tree parts from a quilt that I never made so decide to use them up.

I won't get to quilt this until Friday. 



  1. What a wonderful challenge quilt. I like your interpretation of the painting. I also like the bright colors on your canal house quilt. I recently had to have my Prissy put to sleep due to weight loss, etc. Cried like a baby, but I always do when I lose a pet.

  2. I really like this and it sparkles by virtue of your color choice and those spiky pieces of snippets. Has the feel of the van gogh without being overtly like it - great job!

  3. What a great interpretation of Sparkle. I always like your things and am in awe of your talent. Some day I should try some landscapes but ... I'm not starting any thing new for a while... maybe I'm not starting...


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