Friday, August 26, 2016

GROWING STRONG

Last week I blogged about this piece, which almost got the better of me. The comments and encouragement many of you shared were so heartwarming. Thank you!

The changes on the finished piece may not appear as if a lot went into it, yet it actually took considerable thought, auditioning and testing to find the appropriate construction process to add the three details that now connect the two pieces.

Once again this is an example of the complexity and joy of creating one-of-a-kind art quilts!

GROWING STRONG    26.5" X 26" 
Artist indigo-dyed and ice-dyed cotton, machine stitched.

Visit these inspiration blogs to see what others have spent their week working on:  Nina-Marie's Off The Wall Friday, Sarah's Whoop Whoop Friday

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16 comments:

Kathy said...

Wooo hoooo! Success! It looks great! Perfect solution.

Gretchen Weaver said...

She's beautiful, definitely a one of a kind quilt. Blessings, Gretchen villacrestfarm@gmail.com

Norma Schlager said...

I agree, a perfect solution! Did you have to stiffen the bottom piece so that it hangs straight, without flopping?

Vicki in MN said...

A very interesting, unique piece, nice work Mary!

Peggy French said...

Really great piece, I love it!

The Inside Stori said...

Norma asked whether I had to stiffen the bottom section......no amazingly it wasn't necessary. It's only 5" long and quilted about every 1/2" so perhaps that's why.

Angela said...

Oh! I love what you did! Kudos on sticking with it!

Linda M said...

Great solution, looks wonderful.

Robbie said...

jUST A WONDERFUL PIECE, MARY!!! lOVE IT!!

Quilt Rat said...

Perfection! This piece has wonderful appeal!

The Idaho Beauty said...

Nice save! I'm struck once again by how graceful your tree is. Adding the bottom back on with the gap bridged by a little more trunk and the extension of the vertical black strips works very well. I can tell you are glad you didn't give up on it. And so am I.

Nancy said...

A tricky bit of engineering for sure- but so successfully done! This looks great. Who would ever guess you didn't start out to do this?

Windy Hill Happenings said...

I absolutely love this piece and even better in person!

Judy Warner said...

Mary, this is awesome. So creative and so inspiring. Congratulations!

Lara B. said...

That is an incredible work of art Mary! Very well named too.

Patsy said...

This is just lovely, Mary! I would have loved it if it were just one piece as a background, but what you've done is so much more interesting.