Thursday, October 8, 2009

Watch Out, Crazy Curves Ahead ..........

Using this book by Elisa Wilson,

And her templates,

I made these quilts. They are quilts #35 and #36. I named them "Crazy Curves". (Boring and predictable, I know, I guess I used all my creative energy on the quilts!)

I made this quilt for a girlfriend, it now lives in Boulder, Colorado.

I made this quilt for me. The lines in the border are thread. I had just taken a class with Libby Lehman and was really feeling the need to do something with thread.

The inner border is paper pieced.

Here's a close-up of the quilting. I asked the quilter to go for something wild, free, and artsy. I am very pleased with what she did.

I love this quilt. It just screams, "Thelma is a fiber artist" at the top of its lungs. I'm conservative, I'm a CPA, I'm a rule follower, I'm always on time, I'm boring. This quilt is so "Un-Thelma like". I don't even consider this project a quilt, to me it is art.

My first real piece of art.

This masterpiece lives in my bedroom.....

it deserves better!!


  1. Good for you for going out of your comfort zone. That is awesome. I'm terrified of curved piecing.

  2. When will you tell the story of your QW challenge from last year? That is really a spectacular quilt, especially given the challenge! It looks great in your picture....

    Your quilts look great, and Nicole is right: you ARE the nicest person, your projects are beautiful, your talent is considerable, and I do so wish you well! AND I love your Halloween socks!

  3. You are such a talented quilter. I love the batiks.

  4. Fantastic colors. Batiks are always gorgeous in warm fall colors.


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