Monday, April 4, 2011

Beryl Taylor, Spoonflower and Me


I have been stalling for months, trying to think of what to do with the original fabrics that I designed for my SAQA visioning project. I was leafing through a Quilting Arts, and saw a photo of Beryl Taylor's reverse applique sampler. I found the back issue that had the directions in it and decided to give her technique a try. Many of my own fabrics were too busy to use, so I made 9 stacks of assorted 4" squares of fabric using some of my designs mixed with commercial prints, solids and checks. Tonight I experimented with stitching a few lopsided circular lines and snipping out pieces to reveal the layered fabric.

So far, so good. I like the technique: it is planned, yet unplanned. Geometric, yet random. I also like the raggedness and irregularity of the circles. I have 5 more circles to go, then I will split each one into 4 pieces and reassemble it.

5 comments:

Judy Warner said...

A really interesting idea, Linda. I look forward to seeing how it turns out.

beryl said...

Hi Linda, like where you are going with this, love to see the finished piece. Fun isn't it !

Edzellinni said...

Thanks Judy, I really appreciate that you follow my blog and give feedback/support. And Beryl, as my mother would say, I'm 'tickled pink' that you surfed over to my blog. Thanks for your great instructions in Quilting Arts on how to make the quilt ;-)

Jackie said...

I absolutely love this pattern..I had to show one of my co-workers as she is a quilter and does beautiful work, but always from patterns...I am trying to coax her out of the box...!smiles :}

Edzellinni said...

Thanks. I made one like it for the SAQA auction, and someone else did too, and they came out very different. this was fun and not too hard.