Friday, 17 January 2014

Crystallography.

Crystallography is the scientific study of crystals, crystal formation and light refraction.

This quilt was made for my customers Son who is studying crystal formation. Rather than quilt motifs in the negative space I was asked if I could quilt a design radiating out from the centre, I was emailed one or two crystal formation drawings to help a little.
Sometimes it's still difficult to know if I've understood the vision that my customers can see and other times the slight diversion of my thinking can add a little more to the finished design.

Some of the colours are off in a few of the photos as the quilt was picked up early one morning along with the green and blue applique quilt in the previous post and was given as a Christmas gift.

All stitched in the ditch with Superior Monopoly, all other quilting was Glide thread and 100% Simply Cotton wadding.

On a Lone star quilt there is a lot of negative space....depending on budget this can be a wonderful opportunity to really go wild and enjoy the quilting....this design needed a fair amount of marking, I only use a purple air erasable marker or white chalk on customer quilts....

All freemotion, hand guided, with a fair amount of ruler work, except for the stars in the border, where I used a template.
I think the look has an Art Deco feel about it, the photos speak for themselves....













18 comments:

  1. Kay that is absolutely stunning!

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  2. Beautiful quilt and your quilting is gorgeous. I have a customer quilt with the same star and this gives me inspiration on how to quilt the vast amount of background. Thank you for sharing.

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  3. As a quilter who took Crystallography years ago in University I can honestly say you nailed this one! It is how you layered the curved design so they are flowing out like waves. It reminds me of my time looking through a polarized microscope at mineral crystals.
    I hope to one day get a Lone Star where the budget will allow me to play in the open space, just hasn't happened yet!

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  4. Inspiring designs. You are really helping me to expand my perceptions of the possibilities of machine quilting.

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  5. I see the art deco aspect - really spectacular!

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  6. Absolutely brilliant. You do such amazing work. I wish you lived around the corner ; )

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  7. I love the art deco feel. Very awesome job!

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  8. Oh Kay, just when I think you've done the most fabulous work, you come up with something even more fabulous! Absolutely a stunner!

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  9. It's gorgeous Kay, and the quilting is so very unique. Art Deco is a great way to describe the feel of that quilting.

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  10. I love what you did with those corners!

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  11. Amazing vision! This is absolutely stunning.

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  12. you are good!!! i am just now doing leaves vines and flowers

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  13. Awesome as usual Kay..love to see your work and watch your talent grow with each quilt..inspiring..

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  14. Oh, my! Kay - this is stunning~! I really love the aesthetic contrast between the curves arcs of quilting and the angular piecing. Just beautiful.

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