Patty asked about the colors...Those are all decisions I make when I was exploring... how do I fracture that pattern of the double wedding ring... how do I blow it apart... change the traditional into something modern? by each color and placement..., the muslin, the pink, black... a light, medium and dark, explore the depths of color... White pushes forward, black pushes away, the pink pops in between... it changes the pattern depending on where it lays... Pops of RED and one lavender bar help draw the eye around the quilt, so you can't just focus on one thing... and the pink is a very settling color...
That is just some of the things I think about... It's all about layers, the directions we take in life don't always make sense, and yet, the circle brings up that idea of full circle moments... Respecting where I came from, and where I am now... We are all like onions, filled with layers... and this quilt... well, is very personal to me, and my own journey... Am I protective about sharing everything about it. Yes...
But maybe this gives you a glimpse?
It is a great article in AQS! How real and extraordinary for you to be so candid with your thoughts concerning the conception, and craft of this amazing piece of art and sharing them with us in a public forum! I personally think the quilt is AMAZEBALLS! Congratulations!ReplyDelete
Thank you so much for sharing your quilts story. I love hearing your thoughts and process, it really brings the quilt to life. I totally see your juxtaposition between city and country here - wonderful! A true beauty and work of art.ReplyDelete
I really appreciated hearing your comments about your amazing quilt. I was one of those people that really didn't 'get it'. But now I do! Would love to see more closeups of it. I'm really enjoying all of the videos on your blog. Thanks for doing that for us!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much for sharing your creative process so candidly and generously Victoria. It is an amazing quilt and even more so having heard its story.ReplyDelete
Thank you for sharing your ideas behind your prizewinning quilt. I loved it at first sight, and now it also tells me a story. So looking forward to see more deconstruction, play and creative interpretation happening, Victoria. This one is a gem!ReplyDelete
Congratulations on your beautiful quilt. I love it. I live in Australia and your ideas have encouraged me to try making and creating different quilts. Thank you for sharing.ReplyDelete
Love the quilt . It's like a fresh breeze blowing through the quilt worldReplyDelete
Well I for one LOVE it but you know what? I love it even more now that I know more about the process. Thank you SO MUCH for explaining it to us (and always great to see your smiling face again).ReplyDelete
Hey Victoria, congrats on your win at QuiltCon! Thanks for sharing your process, your quilt is amazing and I'm really looking forward to seeing what else you create in the series! So nice to see you in print as well!ReplyDelete
Thanks for giving us all these details. How your quilts mirror your life...your beginnings and up to the present. True quilt art!!!ReplyDelete
I love this quilt! Thanks for letting us in on the details. I did notice that the binding changes color too. That just adds another wonderful layer to this piece. One question I had was how did you get the pink and black curved pieces in so random? Was it planned or did you just let is happen as you constructed the top? The restraint of only using a few and that they are in the same general area on the quilt looks like you just had a limited quantity of those colors and oops you ran out. Planning restraint is a hard thing to do!ReplyDelete
I love this quilt and now I know more of the story. Great video. I'm wondering about process . . . Did you use a template set to cut your pieces? This pattern has intrigued me and I think of it as a hand-pieced project. If you are working in a series will you demo some of the construction methods you are using?ReplyDelete
Patty, Those are all decisions I make when I was exploring, how do Fracture that pattern of the double wedding ring... Each color, the muslin, the pink, black... a light, medium and dark, explore the depths of color... White pushes forward, black pushes away, the pink pops in between... it changes the pattern depending on where it lays... Pops of RED and one lavender bar help draw the eye around the quilt, so you can't just focus on one thing... and the pink is a very settling color... that is just some of the things I think about...ReplyDelete
It's a wonderful quilt! Do you have a picture of the original quilt that you cut up for the centers? If so, would you post it as well?ReplyDelete
This quilt is truly a piece of art and I have been admiring it in various photos and am so glad you posted more detail photos and a video of your process. Thank you for sharing Victoria! This gives a novice like me a lot to aspire to!ReplyDelete
You are even more amazing than your awe-inspiring quilt. Watching you describe your process allowed me to experience your quilt as if I was right in the same room with you both. Thank you.ReplyDelete
LOVE this quilt -- one of my fave works seen this past year -- and am so glad to have seen photos of it before starting on a DWR of my own. Have been wanting to make some kind of DWR for a long time, while feeling a bit "meh" about the traditional version. Yours is truly inspiring, and has sparked some new thinking of where I might go with one. As always, "thanks for the inspiration!"ReplyDelete
Once again your tutorials are so informative and interesting. While cruising around your tutorials I decided to attempt a 15 minutes of play (which of course turned into hours of play). I'm so happy with my work in progress and its sooo much fun. Thanks xReplyDelete
Thank you for taking the time to talk about your amazing quilt! It is very interesting to learn about the whole process from conception to completion. And, you are absolutely right. It is your quilt, and it has to please you and you alone. Anything else is gravy! Can't wait to see where you go from here!ReplyDelete
Hi Victoria! It is nice to hear you define your process because you describe being in the zone and creating and it makes me remember childhood artwork and how things evolved! I am a fan of individualist quilts, I am happiest creating my own rather than following patterns. Patterns are jumping off points. I don't know if I will ever have anything as good as yours though! Let us know when you come to CT!ReplyDelete
This video was special - having you describe your own ideas. Thank you for taking the time to share some background on this quilt.ReplyDelete
I LOVE it! Unique and draws me in to want to know more!ReplyDelete
Thank you for sharing your process. This is a beautiful quilt and I was lucky to see it in person at QuiltCon. It's even more beautiful now that I understand the story behind it.ReplyDelete
I just have to comment and say that I was one who did not get this quilt, at all. When I first saw it listed as the QuiltCon winner, I said to my husband, "I don't like it, but if it won, there must be some amazing detail & workmanship when seen close up; I bet it won for the quality of the piecing/quilting as well as the design.."ReplyDelete
Having seen your video and the close-up photos, WOW! Definitely some amazing craftsmanship even if it is not my "style" of quilt (I'm afraid I'm partly a modern quilting flunky, as asymmetry wars against my love of order) but seeing and hearing you describe it, and the light going on in my head of, "Oh! she was fracturing a regular double wedding ring on purpose! that's a little brilliant!!" really makes it make sense. I had not thought, at all, about the fact a dwr is usually color in the rings, solid/negative in the background.
The tradition to modern, country to city, really makes it all make sense. Still not a quilt I would do, but man do I applaud and respect the work, the thought, the planning, the everything that went into this. I can see why you won, for sure!
I LOVE, LOVE this quilt!! It is beautiful, very painterly (word?), and oh, so original using a traditional pattern. It just speaks to me on so many levels, and I have an visceral response to it before my brain even gets involved. Thank you for the discussion about it.ReplyDelete
wow, the quilt alone is a prize. my eye naturally goes to all things pink! but the added hand stitching, only a true artist would know that would be the final touch (the icing on the cake. i would love to touch it, ha ha!!ReplyDelete
I really like it and looking at it several times has stretched me some too. The modern quilts I respect the most these days make me stretch at least a little to "get", and this one does, and I really admire you for your vision to get it into fabric and have it work. I agree that since there is white it's hard to see really well on line--would love to see it in person. Thanks so much for talking about it. What a hard worker you are!ReplyDelete
I love the quilt and am so happy you are getting recognition for it. I haven't received my new American Quilter yet but from your photos it seems to have at least 2 colors in the binding, the top side is hard to tell if there's more. Can you address your process on this decision?ReplyDelete
I love the story behind your quilt, and the love, thought and effort and enthusiasm shines through as there is great energy within the lines, shapes, stitches and colours! It's a ground breaker, a conversation starter, a show stopper...whatever people think..it draws the eye, it inspires dialogue, it provokes questions. And all from a pile of fabric??? WOW. Priceless. Well done you!ReplyDelete
Thank you so much for sharing this video Victoria! I loved hearing more about the process and the extra pictures show the little surprises we may have missed.ReplyDelete