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Monday, 19 May 2014

Woven - A Textile Art Quilt

   

Introducing Woven - a textile art quilt.


Fabrics: Paula Nadelstern Palindromes and Metallica on a Kona solid black backing.  Sewn on Bernina 440QE using Aurifil 50/2 thread - Black 2692.


The backing is also solid black and the finished piece measures 23" x 35".


 Woven is faced rather than bound.


And, as always, my label is on the back.


If you'd like to find out more about Paula Nadelstern you can read my previous blog post
Meeting Paula Nadelstern And Her Palindromes


Woven is currently on display at The City Quilter in Manhattan.



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Disclaimer: Some fabrics used were supplied by The City Quilter at no charge to mbCD otherwise this post is for informational purposes only, no payment or commission is received on click-throughs.
 
 
   

     

37 comments:

  1. I'm using this pattern for a woven look quilt at the moment for someone http://www.modabakeshop.com/2012/10/simply-woven-quilt.html - I hope it looks as nice as yours. I also want to do something woven with recycled ribbons .....

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    1. Thanks Rachael, that's a great pattern by Jess - I love that it is a pieced quilt top that appears woven as compared to mine that is woven. I want to start using my Art & Design qualifications/skills more in my quilting - time to start breaking the rules I've learnt I think. Need to clear the decks of regular 'sewing/quilting' to free head space and time to be more creative! :D

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  2. This is lovely. The raw edges on the fabric are very nice.

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  3. This looks great. The weaving effect gives it a lot of interest :)

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  4. Beautiful quilt Chrissie!! I did a woven quilt years ago and love the look after it has been washed several times. Thanks for sharing at Linky Tuesday!
    Freemotion by the River

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    1. Don't think all that raw edge applique would hold up well in the wash Connie, thank goodness it's a wall hanging, I couldn't get away with it otherwise! :D

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  5. That is a very interesting wall hanging, thanks for sharing!

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  6. I really like the design and the colors. Great quilt.

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  7. Beautiful, I love that your fabric is really woven!

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  8. It's a beautiful piece, Chrissie. The colours are gorgeous and I love the raw edges! Nice job on the facing. I do have to try that one day!

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  9. I really like this little guy! I even like it hanging from the wooden clothes hanger. Silly I know, but it is so interesting.

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  10. Very nice. The raw edges are a nice touch. I like that the back is just a simple black surface and that the design doesn't have to compete with a binding.

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  11. Love all the bold prints in this piece! Thanks for all the close-up shots!

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  12. That's really nice! Lovely design and fabric choice.

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  13. That really looks great. Your's is the second art piece this week faced rather than bound. I like the look and need to learn more about it.

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  14. The woven look is fascinating. The binding looks really professional.

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  15. What a beautiful piece! Love the colors and the raw edges. Beautifully done! You work in a quilt shop??? I'm not sure how but I missed that - how lucky for you!! ;) If I was around fabric all day, I'd be paying them to work there in the end LOL

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    1. Lol, yes, I work at The City Quilter in Chelsea, Manhattan - I teach classes, sell Bernina sewing machines and work the shop floor. I learnt restraint, though I don't think my husband would agree ;D

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  16. Very beautiful! You did a great job!! I tried my hand at quilting a few years ago and I, uh, didn't do so good.

    I'd love it if you would link up to my party with this awesome quilt - http://3glol.net/2014/05/19/teach-me-tuesday-4/

    Thanks for sharing!

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  17. Gorgeous! I love the fabric choices. Great work : )

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  18. Love this woven quilt and the raw edges too.

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  19. I love it! The raw edges, the colors! Well done!

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  20. I love these fabrics and of course the woven look! great quilt!

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  21. Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I like your interwoven piece here. When I watch old reruns of Mary Tyler Moore there is a picture in the background that I would love to translate to a quilt. It is woven. Its in may scenes and my eyes are just drawn to it.

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    1. I haven't see the show for years, many years, makes me want to catch it again - I found this pic though and wondered if this is it? That is a great quilt design in the making! :D

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  22. Wow! That's beautiful. I especially like the purple and orange print at the bottom that almost looks like flames. Thanks for linking up to TGIFF this week!

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  23. Absolutely stunning! I love how all the colours work together.

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  24. Wow! this is true beauty! The name is just perfect. I like how you bound this, the facing. Looks great!

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  25. This is a great quilt! I love art quilts and need to make more of them! Thanks for sharing. -Deanna {sewmccool}

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  26. Love the prints and colours for this design, it really works! Great quilt!

    Not sure about the raw edges. How do they tolerate washing?

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    1. Thanks Ann. You're right about the edges, they wouldn't tolerate washing - if it was a regular quilt I would treat the raw edges with Fray Block or a similar product but this isn't necessary here as this is a textile art quilt for display only so it should never be washed or dry cleaned. Hung out of sunlight it should keep it's colour for years and can be hoovered with reduced suction using a brush. If necessary it can be damp sponged very lightly. :D

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  27. really beautiful and unusual.

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  28. Great work! Love it! Thanks for sharing!
    Have a fabulous week!
    Hugs from Portugal,
    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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  29. It's beautiful! I love woven quilts and the texture they create, especially with the raw edges.

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  30. What a beautiful woven quilt you have made. I especially like the array of colors.
    Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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  31. Lovely quilt! Thank you for sharing it at Submarine Sunday!

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