Saturday, March 16, 2013

Big Finish

You might remember this teaser from what seems like a looooong time ago. I started this wall quilt several months ago, and i actually finished the top quite a while ago. I wanted to have it finished before sharing it, because its pretty meaningful. It was a cathartic exercise for me, and it was important for me to get it finished, especially this week.

It's called Tears, and its about grief, and the spectrum of emotions that go with it. I made the blue strips in varying colors and widths, some are deep and dark, and some are bright. I free motion quilted it with trails of tears of various scale. I also put a little sliver of hope into the binding.











I hate that orange wall. Maybe one day I'll change it.

15 comments:

  1. I have to disagree, the orange wall is a great contrast to your beautiful quilt. Great job!

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  2. What a lovely project..very graphic. Your quilting is beautiful...have a happy weekend Julierose

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  3. Great finish! Love the colors and the quilting. Nice concept.

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  4. Great quilt, love the "rain drops" in the quilting.

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  5. I LOVE that orange wall and the way your stunning quilt looks on it. Wow. Hope it helped you work through the tears.

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  6. I love the quilting! Great thought on the water drops!

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  7. I just finished something similar and I MUST say, I love the way you quilted this. Had I seen yours first I would have been tempted to try the rain drops. Love it, love it, love it!

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  8. This is very nice- I really like the way it looks with the orange wall, actually. Blue and orange are complementary colors, after all.

    Thanks for sharing!

    p.s. Don't miss out on the giveaway at my blog this week, if you're interested!

    www.aquiltisahug.blogspot.com

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  9. Great finish, reminds me of Stalactites in a cave, especially with the great quilting :-)

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  10. I like the emotions of it. Love the trails of tears. I'm a big fan of blues, too, so this is beautiful to me.

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  11. I was first attracted to your quilt because I loved the colors, then I saw your FMQ and thought it was raindrops. I am a weather nerd, so I was thinking, I could do something like this. Then I read that you free motion quilted tears and read your link about your Mom. I am so touched I had to comment. Your wall quilt is just beautiful, made more so by your sharing of the meaning behind it. What a wonderful way to work through your grief.

    I was lucky to have my Mom live with me for 8 years before she died at 98. Yes that is a long time to have had her, but the fact is, you are never ready to lose your mother. I still long for her 3 years later. Thank you for sharing - you have sparked in me a desire to make a quilt in her memory!

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    1. Thanks so much for your comment. It was a cathartic experience, and I cried a lot while it was coming together. I would definitely recommend something like this to anyone who has lost a loved one!

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  12. I love the quilting on this. Great idea.
    AmandaK@whatthebobbin

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