Modern Art Quilting

This latest quilt is a real departure from my norm.
I have to say, I don't know where it came from...I just kinda went with it.
After piecing it I knew it had to be quilted in metallic gold threads.

The quilting proved to be tricky, until I smartened up and bought the (more expensive) Gutermann thread. I should have known better, but I was trying to save a few quid. Lesson learned.
*The gold thread from China kept snapping and pulling, thus this is a keeper quilt since one pucker wouldn't come out. Know your materials and buy the best you can afford. A nugget of wisdom I won't forget --ever again.

I like to think it was inspired by Rothko. I've been super interested in  modern art lately and especially Mark's bold use of color and shape.

See what I mean? The paintings in person seem to float and absorb you. I'm working through this awesome book called The Artist's Way and she talks about dating yourself. My ultimate "date with myself" is getting lost in the Tate. Or the National Portrait Gallery. And I could spend days at the Victoria and Albert Museum.  But that's another post. ;)

The back is a lovely super soft muslin I found locally. I adore this material, it's not what the Brits call muslin, more of a gauzy cotton I suppose...but to me, it's muslin.

I quilted in straight lines (sort of straight)--I like the little wobbles and imperfection in free-flow lines.

Can you see the gold thread?

There are some pinches and puckers, but I'm okay with that. Not everything will be perfect, and that's cool cause it keeps me humble. LOL  

It's already being used as a lap quilt, but when I finished it I thought for sure it would end up on my table as a topper...because I think it's super luxe to eat on top of a quilt.

See you soon lovelies.
I hope you have the best day ever.

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