Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Cherry Pie


Cherry Pie, machine pieced top, 50x68". I'm really surprising myself with these new tops, trying out shapes that always scared me in the past. It is exhilarating to make them work! 
For this piece I got to use my collected cherry prints all in one design. And my black and white paw print fabrics too, with all the dotty prints that I love.

  There was a bit of a struggle to make things line up, since there was only serendipity instead of planning involved, but that was the thrill, when I trimmed and squished things to line up. At last I am over the panic of 'will it work'?

 I got to use my wedge ruler for Dresden plate designs and it made those neat curves and then used in opposing directions it made neat tumbler shapes. I was happy to include some pinwheels and flying geese too. 
My husband asked me what got me so energized to create this current work. Hmmm, I guess it has something to do with conquering old fears of not being as good as the 'perfect piecers' I have witnessed over the years. There are tons of imperfections in this top, but imho the impact of the design distracts from those peccadilloes.

12 comments:

  1. Love this,lively and playful. Looks like a game board, a fancy Parcheesi board.

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  2. It is certainly a FUN piece.... you go girl!!!!

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  3. and curved piecing!!!??? awesome!

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  4. This is my favorite quilt of all your quilts! I absolutely LOVE it!

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  5. Melody, I love this quilt. It is a surprise to "hear" you say you were afraid of anything about quilting. Your work has always had tremendous impact. When you came to our guild in Mentor, Ohio I remember you saying that your work was not perfect. Not that I could see any imperfection but your words made a lasting impression on me; that something that was not perfect was as amazing as the pieces you brought with you. Good design, great color sense, and impact overwhelms imperfection every time.

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  6. I love it! It's so full of energy! And so different from your prior work.

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  7. With the creativity you have in you, you can do anything!!! This is spectacular!*!*!*!*!*!*!

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  8. Wanted to share.....Saw this on FB feed today and thought of your latest quilt.
    http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/quilts-made-soldiers-go-display-first-time-180964215/?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=socialmedia

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