Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Judy's Whisper Challenge Quilt #5

When Rita sent me a photo of her quilt I looked at it with an eye of “What are the main components of the design?” I saw a circle, a dark frame, and a toucan in a jungle with foliage. A couple of previous art quilts I made had circles cut out of them. Using that technique I created this to be a piece where the observer is looking through something and mentally completing the picture.

Tricia's Whisper Challenge #2

When I saw Carolyn's whisper quilt. I loved her quilt.  The bicycle reminded me of a bike trip my husband and I took in China.  As we biked along the river we saw the raft floating along. We later took a trip on a similar raft.  I used intense blocks for some of the shading, free motion machine quilting and hand stitching for the river motion.

Lois's Whisper Challenge Quilt #3

I am posting this for Lois, as she is up to ears with moving out of state and with the construction of a new house!  This is the third quilt in the challenge, and she had this to say about her quilt:

When I saw Tricia's quilt I was impressed by the travel aspect of it to far away lands.  Also her lovely use of reflections.  We had just completed a trip to the Galapagos and the photo I had of two friends canoeing and birding at night reminded me of Tricia's.     I decided to do the challenge as a thread paintings with some minor painting with inks. 

Carolyn's Whisper Challenge #1: Boy on a Bike in front of the Cactus Cafe

I was asked to start the whisper challenge by creating a quilt based on one of my photographs.  I chose this photo, which my husband made several years ago in Arizona.  I thought it had so many graphic components that could be a starting point for the next quilter - a boy - a bicycle - a clock - plenty of circles - a restaurant, etc.  My pictorial quilt is an exact replica of the photograph.  It is raw edge appliquéd and free-motion quilted using all cotton fabrics and Aurifil thread.