California Spring by Jodyrose

Summary

Category:
Quilting
Pattern:
Status:
Quilting
Started:
1998-01-01T00:00:00Z
Finished:
2013-12-31T00:00:00Z
Tutorial:
None

Description

I was lucky enough to be able to attend the quilting conference at Asilomar in Pacific Grove CA one year. Living in FL at the time, I thought CA weather would be like ours in early March, warm enough for shorts most days. WRONG...it was blue sky sunny but definitely CHILLY every day-so much so I had to stop @ Eddie Bauer outlet in Gilroy to load up on warmer clothes for the 4 1/2 day stay in Pacific Grove.

My teacher of choice was Gai Perry. Imagine being in a small class (11 people) with the teacher of your choice for 4 1/2 DAYS...it was awesome!! My first piece created in the class followed one of her supplied patterns and I do like it very much. One day for lunch another classmate and Gai and I all had lunch downtown and of course had to visit the local quilt store after! I found the birch tree fabric. Immediately it reminded me of the pretty but cold CA coast which was the inspiration for this piece. Its my own original pattern. I just went to the class room after dinner that night and worked on it, cutting squares as quickly as I could!  I couldnt find the right "sky" fabric so with Gai's encouragement, proceeded to "paint" the sky with acrylic paints.

It remains one of my favorites to this day!  All I need to do is finish the quilting and bind it....its on my "JODY DO 2013 LIST"

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Comments

True

Ok I am so impressed you designed and made this and painted the fabric. Amazing and yes finish it as it is gorgeous!

Terryt1955

Beautiful! Love the way you caught the sun shining down. Reminds me of impressionism.

Caribousmom

I am always so inspired by these art quilts - this is gorgeous. Has a very calming feel to it.

sdbrown101

Awesome!!. This is such an inspiration!!

Jodyrose

@sdbrown101, thank you so much! I appreciate the comment and I hope it encourages you to pick up a paint brush if the right fabric cant be found in your "stash". I used just plain old acrylic craft paint. It does make the fabric stiffer than regular fabric paint, but for something that will have limited washings/wear, its just fine!

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