Sunday, April 21, 2013

Sunday Stash #183 Field Study Linen and Boho by Urban Chicks

Field Study Linen by Anna Maria Horner
Parenthetical in Potpourri (left) and Deep (right)

These large scale designs are printed on beautiful quality linen base cloth and are a indeed a little outside of my comfort zone, but I found them impossible to resist  The feathers are up to 14 inches tall. 

Field Study - Flower Circuit in Sunny

The fabric is what I would call a light-weight home decorator fabric (55% linen, 45% cotton and 54"/55" wide), with a lovely soft drape and a smooth, lightly textured touch.  I immediately pictured myself making a skirt (and that would be a first) and have purchased yardage accordingly.  But don't be surprised if you see these fabrics cut up into pieces and made into a quilt.  

Boho by Urban Chicks for Moda
I also picked up a select few prints from the recently released fabric collection ~ Boho  by Urban Chicks.  These funky, retro inspired prints in a glow soft colors complement my fabric stash and I am looking forward to including these in my projects.

I also went to the Australasian Quilt Convention this week and enjoyed a day spent with like-minded family and friends.  There were many inspiration quilts on display, made with techniques and skills that were awe inspiring.

  1. Southern Stars by Karen Malone.  Some machine piecing, foundation piecing.  Machine quilted.  6300 pieces and 2 years in the making.
  2. Flying Colours: Budgies Uncaged by Brenda Gael Smith.  Free form piecing.
  3. First Blush by Karen Terrens.  Trapunto and free motion quilted whole cloth. Best of Show 2012 Victorian Quilter's Inc Showcase.
  4. Cock of the Walk by David M Taylor.  Hand applique, machine quilting.
Cock of the Walk by David M Taylor
A close-up of the rooster's eye ~ The stitching detail, fabric coloring and placement were incredible.

But the quilt that really caught my eye and made me go back for a second and third look was this quilt from the Quilts from Korea exhibition : : Work I by Jae-Young Eom ~

Quilts from Korea - 2012 Work I by Jae-Young Eom.  
Quilter's Statement:  "Freely configured the quilt by lines and surfaces.  
Machine piecing, machine quilting, cotton, hand dye fabric".

The colors of this quilt were so striking and the longer I looked at it the more there was to see.  Improvisational piecing doesn't come naturally to me but this may have inspired me to step outside of my square and dabble with a little less structure.

Enjoy Sunday!

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  1. Thank you Rita for showing us your pictures, love the Freeform quilt.

  2. great photos, it'll be interesting to see if that fabric turns into a skirt

  3. Hi There, Looooove the fabrics from Anna Maria Horner!!!! And I agree with Mary, go for the skirt!!!

  4. Thanks for the quilt show and tell...amazing quilts! Gorgeous fabrics here as well! Good luck with the skirt...great fabric for it!

  5. thank you for posting that amazing quilt be jae-young eom so i could see it in more detail rita. i'm not surprised that you went back for a 3rd look, i'd've stood in front of it for hours. the colour palette is so unusual and absolutely perfect. interestingly, i've been working on a quilt in a similar style although with a more limited colour palette. i'm now quilting it and was feeling a bit overwhelmed by it but when you posted this on instagram it inspired me to get on with it and stop procrastinating. so thank you for unwittingly giving me the kick up the bum i needed!!! x

  6. Thank you for sharing these pics - I didn't get to the show this time. Look forward to seeing your skirt (or quilt!).

  7. Wow that "Work I by Jae-Young Eom" quilt looks like a crazy bird's eye view of a city to me. Absolutely amazing ...

  8. I am thrilled that Budgies Uncaged was selected as a finalist in the AQC Challenge - FREE and I could share it with visitors to the show. You can view other works in my Flying Colours series on my website.

    1. Thanks Brenda and congratulations! I have included the link in my blog post also. Rita

  9. Oh my gosh ~ that Cock of the Walk is amazing as are all the other quilts!
    Loving all your fabric too.

  10. Sounds like an awesome exhibition!

  11. Absolutely amazing quilt by Jae-Young Eom. Thank so much for sharing it. Will have to see what else this quilt artist has created.
    Can't wait to see what you do with Anna Maria Horner's Linens. I just saw some great posts about using linen on her blog.
    She is an incredible artist.
    Thank you for all that you share. I always love seeing your inspiring work!!! XXX Sondra

  12. I'm loving those field study linens too, I can't wait to see what you come up with :)
    The detail in that roosters eye is just amazing the artisitic tlaent is unbelievable, thanks for the ohotos


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