Friday, January 04, 2013

C'est moi


"C'est moi" is 10"w X 14"h.  The background is regular cotton quilted with pearl-colored thread, and all the applique and binding are batiks.  The primary colors associated with 6 and 7 are indigo and lavender and the secondary colors are orange/mustard, and magenta/pearl.  All the dots and letter "S" are turned-edge applique, while the yellow-orange highlights on the "S" were glued on with Roxanne Glue-Baste-It.  I tried to turn edge these last pieces but they are too small; they still frayed with fusible web and I didn't want to stitch them around the edges.  So I "painted" the pieces with Fray Check, cut them out when dry and glued them on.  In this way, I could keep the "S" puffed up completely when I quilted the pebbles in the background.  The "S" is for my first name, 6 and 7 dots are for the numbers I thought were my lucky numbers in my youth and twenties, respectively, and the total of 13 turned out to be my actual lucky number in later life and I found that my career changes (for the good) occured in 13-year cycles.  Interestingly, 6 and 7 are found in this challenge number as well.  Critiques and comments welcome.  Sandi Nehlsen-Cannarella

6 comments:

Peggi Yac said...

There is an elegant curve to your S and the dots accent it nicely. I enjoyed your 13 description-- 13 was also my number!
Peggi

fastfriday said...

Very graceful and the colors are great. I like the way the quilting accents the dots

Pat Havey

Ann In Fallbrook, CA said...

I really like this, Sandy! The circle quilting is a perfect balance to your overall quilt.

California Fiber artist and composer said...

A beautiful and elegant rendition of the theme.

Tobi said...

This is such a graceful interpretation of this challenge, and fits so very well. I like how the circles echo the shape of the letter.

Lisa Quintana said...

Very nicely done. A tip, I have found that using micro-serated scissors really helps cut down on fraying with really little pieces. Of course, really tightly woven fabric helps too! Great quilting.