Thursday, November 5, 2015

Throwback Thursday

Since "darkness" seems to be the theme for Throwback Thursday over at A Quarter Inch from the Edge, allow me to share my Loop in Motion. I've always loved how black sets off colors, and this one really glows.
Loop in Motion, 60" x 60", 2006
 
Loop In Motion was made in 2006 for a guild challenge, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of University City, MO.  U-City has a vibrant neighborhood called The Loop which has an annual festival called Loop in Motion.
Detail, Loop in Motion

This quilt is pieced, not appliqued. The blocks are 6" squares, with either one or two quarter-circle arcs. Hand piecing is great for curves, especially such small ones.
EQ Image, Loop in Motion Block
 
The members of my bee, CSQ Piecing Group, pieced these blocks for me. The colorful fabric is all one batik. I cut lots of arcs and arranged them on the design wall so the colors would flow into one another. Yes, that is all one continuous serpentine loop. Machine quilted by me in a diagonal grid.

Loop in Motion received an Honorable Mention ribbon in The Quintessential Quilt 2007 show.

10 comments:

  1. I still can't believe this is pieced! What amazing work! Gah! I would love to try making these blocks! I think its mind blowing!

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  2. Awesome and pieced! I agree with Jayne.

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  3. I really love getting to see this one again; the detail that went into the arrangement and flow of the colors is superb.

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  4. This quilt is amazing! It truly looks like it is one continuous piece of fabric, like strand of beautiful variegated thread.

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  5. oh wow, that's beautiful quilt! I love those colors and interesting fabric which looks like quilted with thick thread.

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  6. Hee hee hee! Darkness as the theme... just because I posted about a dark quilt doesn't mean you had to! I love the way the colours blend from block to block. Thanks for linking up with Throwback Thursday @ A Quarter Inch from the Edge!

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  7. Its a fantastic 'throw back'!!!

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  8. I love this quilt. I didn't realize it was hand pieced.

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  9. Love it! Hand pieced, not appliqued - wow.

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  10. Wow! The black really does make those colors pop!

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