My interpretation of the Milwaukee Skyline at night, reflected in Lake Michigan.
This reveal is a bit of a bonus round for our group. We are Four-in-art because we started with four people, but then because we did four art quilts per theme. In an effort to align our Theme year with the calendar year, we have added a bonus quilt. Urban: Lights.
When I was working on my last Urban Quilt, Contrasts, I thought that the stitching across the buildings rather looked like lights, before I used sharpie to color over them all. So I took that idea and carried it to this quilt.
Speaking of bonuses: I have a bonus quilt. My first cutting of the skyline was backwards. Oops.
Please go check out the other participants in this round of Four-in-Art quilts. You'll notice the list is smaller than usual. We are going through some changes and will return next year with a new theme and a changed up membership. Stick around!
Anne Diester at www.springleafstudios.com
Amanda Kattner blogs at www.whatthebobbin.com
Betty Ayers has a Flickr site at https://www.flickr.com/photos/
Elizabeth Eastmond blogs at www.opquilt.com
Nancy Myers blogs at patchworkbreeze.blogspot.
Simone Bradford blogs at quiltalicious.blogspot.com
Rachel, this is so perfect! I love that your contrast reveal becomes "step 1" in this series within a series and that Lights becomes step 2. Your quilting really makes it and I'm in awe of your patience there. Great job!
What a great idea to use the thread for the lights. The reflections are wonderful even if the second color doesn't show. I would never have thought to try two threads. And using marker is good too. I did the same on mine. Just so you know I did this last challenge quilt too. You can see it here. http://www.springleafstudios.com/2014/11/final-four-in-art-mini-lights.html
Wow!! I love your interpretation of the water and the lights and the skyline, and love how you did it up in the different threads. And good for you--you pushed yourself to try something new (I'm impressed). And guess what? The back of that quilt is also gorgeous and an art piece in its own right. Bravo to you!
(And you did Halloween, too--now go take a nap)
Love the bonus quilt :) Those stitches look exactly like lights on the building. The quilting of the sky is gorgeous too. Love this illuminating mini!
What a great idea to use the marker and color over a few of the yellow threads to indicate the lights are off. But the thread stitching of the lights really looks like lights. And the reflections in the water a wonderful. You did a lovely job interpreting the challenge.
The sunrise is a great idea (making lemonade from a "lemon"). Yeah!
This quilt is very cool and the reflections on the water made of thread are awesome!
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