Friday, February 26, 2010

My Chains Are Gone




Finished my Liberated Amish Quilt. Tonya, who's new website is now up and running, presented us with challenge to take inspiration from an amish quilt and liberate it, through color, design, layout- whatever you wanted. The main idea was to sort of cast aside your rulers and other exacting devices and free-piece. We were also to add free-pieced letters to the front. My inspiration was an unamed pattern that resembled chains to me, hence the title. As I tried to break-down the pattern, I realized it was a simple Rail Fence. I was amazed at the creativity it took to create this tessalating pattern and how modern and graphic it appeared despite the fact that the maker had no books, internet or quilt guild in which to take inspiration. The back has an example of what I would piece modern day...


Thanks Tonya, it was great fun!

6 comments:

  1. I'm glad you came to play because you made a stunning quilt! fabulous.

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  2. This is FANTASTIC!!! i love everything about it,,

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  3. I love it and I love the idea of leaving the chains behind.

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  4. This is a great quilt. Love it.

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  5. This came out great! I love that your chains are gone and now you're liberated! What a striking quilt....very powerful.

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