Thursday, April 9, 2009

Sunspots, March Quilt



This quilt is one of my March monthly quilts that I finally got the binding sewn on. I'm working on a frame and lighting system. The shiny spots are somewhat transparent, and they look cool with light behind them.

Maybe I got a little carried away with the French knots, but I love how the tiny circles echo all the rest of the circles in the quilt.
This started as a little wonky piecing exercise, but I layered a metallic cotton and a shiny organize and then reverse appliqued them onto the already quilted background. Then I started adding the knots. There are probably five hundred or so, maybe more. Since I cut away two layers of cloth and one layer of batting, there was a lot of edge to cover between the circles and the quilt, so the knots are pretty heavy there.
I'll post it again once I have the lighting and frame set up. I'd love your comments on whether it's too noisy or busy. Again, this is a lot more pattern than I usually use, and then adding all the surface stuff seemed like a lot to me, so I'd like to know what you think.

2 comments:

Ruth Anne Olson said...

Another comment: I just checked out this blog posting and decided you are going to be on the list of blogs I follow. Your work is great.

LaughingLG said...

Thank you so much!!