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The Twelves in Print

Monday, March 1st, 2010

I think I have mentioned that the Twelve X Twelve quilts are going on tour down under. I just received a copy of Down Under Textiles magazine that has a lovely article about us and a photo of a quilt by each of us.

Kirsten, one of our down under members, sent me a copy (one for Terry, too). It is quite exciting to see us in print. Can’t imagine what it will be like when our book comes out.

Thank you so much to everyone for your lovely comments about my Winter Night quilt. It is very much appreciated.

Winter Night

Monday, March 1st, 2010

The Twelve X Twelve theme selected by Francoise was Blue/White and a Bit of Black. I just had to dip into my indigo scraps and do up one of my indigo moon landscapes. I used lots of scraps which I fused together with raw and frayed edges showing. Here are some detail shots.

I used a piece of silk with shadowy indigo coloration for the snow. I cut strips of silk indigo shibori for the shadows of the fence posts.

This piece looked very different at one point. I had quilted it and thought it was done. It wasn’t.

This photo was taken before I screwed up the fence with some terrible quilting. It was an ok piece before then, but after the quilting it was a dog. I went at it with sharp implements and pulled off the fence.

I then added the printed indigo fabrics which were given to me by Kristin and made the fence look more like a fence. I couldn’t remove the shadows so I ended up making a wonky split rail fence that works much better.

If you haven’t done so yet, go over to Twelve X Twelve to see the other great pieces.