Granny Smith

11 Nov 2009
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My first original design, this quilt was made in response to a challenge using yoyos.  The tree was made with fabric that i scrunched when wet, then applied interfacing to the back to keep the shape. I ironed a little too long and slightly scorched the fabric folds......a little white puffy paint fixed the problem and gave even more definition to the trunk (gotta love little mistakes!). The "granny smith apples" are yoyos, hand appliqued to the tree.


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lin-e-bee wrote
on 11 Nov 2009 1:49 PM

Very interesting  - it is well balanced - well done :-))

1onerach wrote
on 12 Nov 2009 1:19 AM

I really like this quilt. Good colors.

Quilnan wrote
on 12 Nov 2009 5:57 PM

Very creative and graphic. Those yo-yos give just the perfect pop of color. Nicely done.

arlijohn wrote
on 13 Nov 2009 9:10 AM

I really like your originality and your mistakes just added to the textural feel of this quilt.

lisa h2 wrote
on 13 Nov 2009 11:02 PM

I love the fabrics you choose! a really cool quilt

lbgrafix wrote
on 20 Dec 2009 4:50 PM

This quilt is amazing for a first original design. I love your use of all black and white prints with that pop of lime! Your piece has a nicely balanced composition and caught my eye right away. Keep up the great work. Can't wait to see your second original! :0)

texastiki wrote
on 31 Dec 2009 7:05 AM

good composition and balance, nice simplification, strong "silhouette".  all things we get "graded" on at the art studio where I work :)