Thursday, October 30, 2014

Bloggers Quilt Festival : Art Quilt : Wisconsin Gas Building

 I have decided to enter my Wisconsin Gas Building Four-in-Art Quilt into the Art Quilt Category for The Blogger's Quilt Festival.
 This little quilt measures just 12"x12".  I used an Andy Warhol inspired palette to interpret the various colors that the flame on the top of the building change to.

The colors of the flame represent the weather forecast:
When the flame is red, its warm weather ahead
When the flame is gold, watch out for cold
When the flame is blue, there's no change in view
When there's a flickering flame, expect snow or rain

 The pieces are raw edge applique with a net overlay to keep them all in place.
 Dense matchstick quilting helps hold it all together and add the texture to the quilt.

 Here  is a picture of the actual building in downtown Milwaukee - notice the flame is blue!

 And here is the art work by Liz Carver that I used to base my design off of.

You can enter quilts through October 31.  Go check them all out at Amy's Creative Side.

The original post for this quilt can be found *here*.


OPQuilt said...

I still love this little quilt! I always smile when I see it, and love the techniques and different color ways of the flame (and of course, you know you don't have to respond to this comment :) )


Nina Marie said...

ohhh I love this little quilt - I hope you'll share it on Off the Wall Friday on my blog - we are linking up every weekend!

Hilary Florence said...

Cutting out those windows at that size must have been a very delicate job! It is a neat little quilt in both senses of the word and I think the quilting complements what you have done. I have never heard the saying about flame colour and weather, so i have learnt something too!

Vicki said...

Amazing as usual! Your work is always amazing, and the quilting is perfect.

Corinnea said...

What a cool landmark and your quilt story is fantastic!