Sunday, November 23, 2014

Tiffany Quilt in progress

The bottom 1/3 of the quilt is coming together well.  I've assembled it like a puzzle - tracing and cutting each piece and then figuring out where it goes.  You can see how I laid the pattern down on top to make sure everything lined up.  There were a few sections I'd missed, so I had to go back and trace more of the pattern to get the final leaves.

the lines on the jack-in-the-pulpit are hand drawn
trillium and orchids, before the iris are added to the background

took a while to get these placed just right

My best work time is from 5 - 7 am every morning, when only the cat is awake for company.  She tries to help as much as possible.

All the pieces are fused in place, and I'm ready to baste and quilt it.  Right now it looks busy, but after the black leading lines are added on top it should look more like stained glass, and the black will visually separate the pieces.  I can't wait to count how many individual pieces there are! 

iris, orchids, trillium, trout lily, poppies, jack-in-the-pulpit, clover, and assorted wild-flowers!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Tiffany Window Project

So, my latest big news is that I'm working on a big piece!  This will be a 4' x 6.5' Tiffany window style quilt for Village Church in Cummington.  The goal is to post regular updates as I go along, but it's been under way for a few weeks now, so it's time to get the blog caught up!  Here's the original sketch.  In the final piece, the mountains will be altered to reflect the local hills, and there will be a slightly different assortment of wildflowers.  The quilt will hang inside the painted arch at the front of the sanctuary.  See below. 

The Messiah Sing at Village Church