Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Flood Receding

This was interesting. It is the first time I've tried deconstructing. The original is a sample I made from a pattern by Ruth McDowell in "The Experts' Guide to Foundation Piecing". I wanted to see if I liked her method. This was just a little piece (10" x 7.5"). I knew I'd never do anything with it---not my own design. However, I AM working on a quilt using her method.

Flood Receding (8 3/8 6.5) is my deconstructed piece.


Cay Denise said...


Linda Cline said...

It is great that you were able to take a sample from a pattern and turn it into something more your own.

Cay Denise said...

Pictures are loaded...so don't worry. When I posted the prior comment, they hadn't loaded yet.

Art by Rhoda Forbes said...

I like your deconstructed piece. I wonder if the addition of another fabric might not give it more life?
Just a thought :)

Cynthia Ann Morgan said...

Hi Sally, Isn't it fun to just slice something up! It looks like you were trying to preserve the tree to a certain degree. I think it could be a little more interesting to mix it up more so there not such an expanse of blue and expanse of green. It would more it more abstract and dramatic.
I do like the fabrics you used and how the limbs got jumbled up.

LAQuilts said...

I liked your original piece - but it worked with the reconstruction. It tells a nice story.