Blue Rudge Reverie

nassongrad_nhAugust 1, 2007

My daughter lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia and this piece is something I made for her after my first visit to the area. It measures 36 x 30 and has 24 fabrics, mostly in half inch strips. It was machine pieced and ditch quilted, also by machine. The inspiration was a Louisa Smith episode of Simply Quilts and the incredible colors of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

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nassongrad_nh

OMG!!! That should be Blue RIDGE Reverie! What the blazes is a blue rudge??? Too many vowels along that stretch of keyboard, sorry.

    Bookmark   August 1, 2007 at 5:20PM
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grammyp

WOW!!! That is great! You have far more patients than I do.

beverly

    Bookmark   August 1, 2007 at 5:21PM
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nana24

Oh my goodness is right but it is about the beautiful work you have done! And circles-and 1/2 in strips. It is really nice and the colors are wonderful!

I can look at it and enjoy!
TFS
Sally

    Bookmark   August 1, 2007 at 11:09PM
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gauralady

That is truly lovely! I am such a sucker for the blues!

    Bookmark   August 4, 2007 at 1:24PM
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love2sew

WooWhee that is beautiful! I love abstract art and you did beautiful curved seams and circles...it is just so nice.
Jean

    Bookmark   August 5, 2007 at 1:48AM
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wanda_va

That is really beautiful!! And I like the name - I also live in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia....

    Bookmark   August 6, 2007 at 4:24PM
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karpet

That quilt is beautiful. I have never done curves before. How did you learn or where did you get started?

    Bookmark   August 23, 2007 at 12:47PM
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nassongrad_nh

Thank you all for your kind words about my quilt. I'm so glad you like it. :)

Karpet, curves are really nothing to be afraid of and add a great design element. It's sort of like setting in sleeves on clothing, which I guess is how I learned to do it. The concave part (the fuller part) goes on top, use lots of pins, and a slow, steady sewing pace. Just takes a bit of practice.

    Bookmark   August 23, 2007 at 8:50PM
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csackett

Very beautiful!! Did you have a pattern or is this an original.
Carolyn

    Bookmark   August 26, 2007 at 8:57AM
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biwako_of_abi

It's wonderful and mysterious--reminds me of a painting of part of the solar system.

    Bookmark   August 27, 2007 at 11:27PM
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nassongrad_nh

Nope, no pattern, Carolyn. I like to do my own thing. :)

    Bookmark   August 29, 2007 at 4:27PM
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fran1523

That is stunning. Thanks for sharing your work.

    Bookmark   August 29, 2007 at 5:12PM
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