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Tuesday, October 4, 2016

PLAYING WITH ABSTRACT QUILTS

I love travelling with my Hubs (a flea market picker) on the backroads of the countryside.  We come across a lot of interesting sights and I am always asking him to stop for me to get a photo.  I definitely had to stop for this Covered Bridge in Tannehill Valley, Alabama.



The covered bridge became the inspiration for doing an abstraction modern quilt.


This is the modern, simplistic rendition of the above covered bridge picture.
Since I wanted to make an abstraction from this I started cutting it up into small squares that I sewed back together.  


Now I have Abstraction # 3 and I love it.  The grid quilting gives it dimension.

This piece was inspired by the right side of the Covered Bridge where the support joins the roof line.  Abstraction #2.

A more realistic abstract was done using hand dyed fabrics from my stash.  Abstraction #1.

A detail of the quilting done on Bernina 640E machine.  I love straight lines.



                                              -sandi

4 comments:

  1. I love covered bridges....and your artwork 😊

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    1. Thank you, bj! I am so glad you enjoyed it.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Reena! Lots of people like Abstraction #1.

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