Sunday, November 25, 2007

One of a kind

People ask, Why don't you sell your quilts? The answer is that we're usually working on a quilt intended for someone. We plan to sell more of our smaller quilts--the minis (usually less than 20 inches square) and wall quilts (usually around 40 inches square), but right now R is working on a full-sized commissioned quilt and I'm toggling between two projects that I hope to complete before May. Meanwhile, here's this: a "Honeycomb" pattern, completely pieced and quilted by hand, that I finished in mid-October. I've enjoyed seeing it on our project wall, but I always knew I would let it go if presented with the right offer. Enjoy the purty pictures and read on for more information on this unique wall quilt, or check back another day when I'm not screwing up the courage to be so self-promotional and have returned to my general ramblings.

Dimensions are 27.5 inches wide by 31 inches tall. The center medallion is paper-pieced using the English paper-piece method (fabric pieces are individually basted onto small hexagonal papers then sewn together into an overall pattern) (I was actually piecing this at AWP in Atlanta), then hand-appliqued onto the navy border fabric. The red binding is hand-sewn. Most of the medallion fabrics are vintage, and there is some slight variation in tone, especially in the red and yellow. I hand-quilted a scrolling border in the blue frame, and the medallion is hand-quilted in a "row outline" stitch (see backing photo for a clearer idea of this). This quilt is dated and signed by me, and is one of a kind; I don't plan on making another.

This quilt is for sale. The price is $75. E-mail me if you're interested.


Claytonben said...

Very beautiful, Ron

miriam said...

I wanna commission the quilt-equivalent of a Judy Chicago dinner plate. I mean to say, the warm colors moving inward are particularly yonic :)

Yesss, I used yonic in a sentence!

Ron Mohring said...

What a fabulous idea, Miriam! I've seen beautiful quilt renditions of Picasso's work, but never a Judy Chicago. And three cheers for yonic (sounds like a Norse warrior: Yonic the Conqueror).