Saturday, July 14, 2007

Season's Last Fruit

I've finished my 3rd mini-art quilt in the pear series. I'm pretty sure this is it for the pears. I just can't imagine creating another pear piece. This one took a very long time because I had no idea what to do with the actual pear, which was one that I stamped and painted a few days ago. I spent forever arranging and rearranging fabrics, selecting, putting back, adding, editing. This is what I finally came up with. It still needs to be blocked (which I've never done), and I need to add a sleeve (which I've never done) or tabs (which I've never made) for hanging.

In between pear quilts, I finished the sunflowers quilt. I'm very happy with it, but I still have to block it, too, and figure out how to hang it.

I really am proud of myself for doing the three pear pieces. I know I'm a fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants kind of girl, and sticking with a theme has been very hard. But I do feel as though it forced me to stretch and apply myself in ways that I don't normally.

I may come back to the pears periodically, just to keep myself limber. For now, though, I'm off to other adventures.


Quilt Pixie said...

Your 3rd pear quilt is very beautiful -- a great chance to try out a hanging rod, tabs etc :-) I particularly like the triangles scattered at the bottom -- they remind me of pear slices.

Manastash said...

These quilts just absolutely take my breath away. I love them.