Friday, January 9, 2009

Small String Study


In an on going effort to use up my leftover scraps, I have begun making little quilts such as the one shown here.

I always have left over strips, and small pieces of batting laying around, and they lend themselves wonderfully for making little "string" pieced quilts, which give me a fun and safe place to explore line, color interaction and various stitching ideas.

Plus I love to work on a small scale!


Expect to see more of these sprinkled here and there on my blog and in my shop, as they are a bit like eating potato chips, you can't just stop at one, (truth be told, when it comes to potato chips, I could easily eat a whole bag without even blinking!)

This Small String Study Art Quilt measures 8 1/4" x 15 3/4". Perfect size for a small space that needs a little something!

Note: This quilt has been sold.

14 comments:

picciolo said...

I love this one, the shapes and colours are lovely
: )

Janis said...

Gorgeous, as always! I see you work with blues and greens so often I was surprised that you chose pink/orange for the improv. Can't wait to see what comes next. :)

Wondering how sweet Mo is doing. Well, I hope.

High Desert Diva said...

Very moody...love it!

jacquie said...

are these hand dyed fabrics? they have such a richness.

Victoria said...

Jacquie, the fabrics are by Kaffe Fasset. I really like them as the color is woven in, not printed. Plus the solids use one color for the weft, and another color for the warp, giving a really rich luminosity to the fabric and changing the color slightly as the fabric is shifted or turned. Very similar to certain dupioni silks, but in cotton.

Hey Harriet said...

Oh this is another gorgeous quilt! I was going to call it a 'scrappy quilt' but that seems terribly wrong somehow. I'm also lovin' the names you are giving these adorable pieces.

Hey I eat whole bags of chips (jumbo size) in one go. Nothing wrong with that! Is there? Hope you have a good chippy supply for your weekend of snow. While on the subject of chips, isn't it amazing the range of flavours on offer these days? When I was a kid we had maybe 3 or 4 flavours from memory. Now it's a whole supermarket aisle to choose from! I'm blown away by the progress of the humble potato chip :)

And like not being able to stop at a few chips. I seem to over indulge in words in your comment box too!

henny said...

Wow...your blog is really interesting to me! Love to see all your works :) Especially about improvisation.. I wanna try and learn soon, cos I join Jacquie's project.

karen said...

lovely work Victoria, I want to run my hands over it, feel the texture.

littlebyrd said...

I also save all my little scraps - this is a wonderful way to turn them into something great. Your quilting is amazing!

Cicada Studio said...

I love the gentle wave of the rows. The tones, the movement, the stitching... beautiful.

corine said...

Did you make this? I love it.

Victoria Bennett Beyer said...

What a wonderful piece. It seems so delicate and detailed. It makes for an interesting texture.

amandajean said...

your work is wonderful! i really really LOVE this piece. i wish i liked to work on a smaller scale. i'm a lap size or larger quilter....i may need to change my ways with all the ideas racing through my head. :)

Jackie said...

This is a beautiful little piece.
(I am glad by the way that you liked Northern exposure. )