Detail from "Rain Dance," an original quilt by Sherrie Spangler

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Another fractured circle quilt

I started working on a second fractured circle quilt, this one in brighter colors. I got sidetracked (in a good way) by a visit with a friend to the Tacoma Art Museum, where I saw this striking piece of Chihuly glass:

Back home, I started sewing the arcs onto the blue background and squares of off-white batting.

Then I got distracted (in a good way again) by having the Feet and Forks over for a beach walk and this apple Bavarian torte, which sort of looks like a fractured circle.

I did some more machine sewing, but the view was quite distracting. I didn't want to be inside on such a nice day, especially since the rain is coming back next week.

So I took my squares outside and slowly pulled all the thread tails to the back. In my first fractured circle quilt I stitched in gold and left the thread tails dangling, but this time I'm going for a crisper look.

Thread tails waiting to be pulled to the back.

Have a colorful day


Robbie said...

Don't you just love these spontaneous works!! Love your inspiration...even the food!

The Idaho Beauty said...

What excellent distractions! Yes, enjoy the good weather while you can. I'm trying to do the same.

Living to work - working to live said...

We're having a great September too, here in Blighty!

I had a mega cake distraction too yesterday. So much so that no creative work got done! Hey ho.

I love this fractured quilt. I like the way it is assembled and the possibilities with various fabric combinations seem endless. Exciting!