|Mr. Swirl E. Bones, Victoria Findlay Wolfe, quilted by Shelly Pagliai, 2015|
QuiltCon here I come!
I'm so looking forward to some sunny days! Winter in NY is sure crazy this year... (She says as she takes her shoes and jeans out of the dryer...) monsoon today!
I look forward to visiting my Quilt, Mr. Swirl E. Bones, my quilt, that is in the Modern Traditional Category of the show!
I'm pretty happy with this guy. He had a long road before he finally became "this"...
I tried to get out of my own creative box, to see what else I could do with a fun traditional design, and really play out the negative space... The black is the binding on the quilt, the binding changes as you go around, so white binding at the white negative space areas...
Everything is pieced except for the four black dots, which are appliquéd.
I manipulated fabric with stitching before I put the top together, (grunge areas with black lines) just outside the center area, by the orange diamonds...
I used up 8 Panels of those giant skeleton panels, including the arms to add movement.
....And of course, a small bit of made fabric. (gotta add my nod to grandma!)
I'm not one to normally use novelty fabric, but when I came across the giant skeletons in Lawrence Kansas a year and half ago, I knew I had to do something with them and CUT THEM UP! ;-)
Shelly and I discussed at length, how to handle the quilting. I drew out a large cartoon for most of the quilting pattern, then she let loose and did her thing in other areas.
I can't wait to see Shelly, so we can have a picture together with the quilt!
PHOTOS will come soon! Follow me on instagram (Victoriafindlaywolfe) for up to the minute images from QuiltCon!