Tuesday, April 20, 2010

From Logo Design to Quilt

After having my design chosen as the logo to be used for next year's CQA event, I decided to see if I could turn it into a quilt.
On a white tone on tone cotton with a vine and leaf motif, I painted in the colours I wanted.
I probably could have gotten away without piecing the circle, but I did want to be able to tuck the tree roots into the seam.
So the blue was painted, the tree trunk and roots are actually Lutradur cut with a heat tool. I painted the outer circle yellow, being careful to leave the flying geese area blank so it could be treated separately.
I hand lettered the text using a micron pen. I also used the micron pens on plain white cotton to re-create the designs on fabric for the "foliage" on the tree.

I thought I'd apply something a little unexpected to the binding so I began by printing a sheet of text on cotton which was then cut on the bias.
The broken black outline of the circle is hand stitched while the rest is free motion machine quilting.

Here is the finished piece, it is titled "Coming Attraction"

20 comments:

Sherri said...

How big is it? No matter what size, it is awesome but I am curious. :)

isa & marta said...

Me parece un elaborado,completo y espectacular trabajo. Felicitaciones.

Finishing Lines by K.Sperino said...

Fabulous!

sbsudbury said...

Pure genius is all I can say!!!!

Karen S said...

Very cool -- I especially like the bias wording -- oh to have such nice penmanship...

Mary-Kay said...

Very nice! I especially like the binding. I clicked on it to make it bigger just to see what you had written. I think it's great. Congratulations again!

Quilter Kathy said...

WOW! It's so cool!! Great job! It's so interesting...I spent a long time looking all around and seeing all the details you added!

SheilaC said...

wOw!!!!

Amazing....

SheilaC

Diane J. Evans said...

You never cease to amaze . . . incredible! I'm sitting here, smiling at your genius.

Diane

helen-mary said...

You did a wonderful job on that. I love the touch of printing on the binding.

Mishka said...

Wow, that is gorgeous!!

Jackie said...

Oh it is just fantastic! I love the text binding!

I so can't wait to meet you next year.

Quilt Hollow said...

You never cease to amaze me!!

Createology said...

You are brilliant and this quilt is amazing. Happy creating...

sewnut said...

Excellent work, stunning results.

Bunny said...

Oh my word that is just the most gorgeous label I have seen. I want to hold it and look at it closely. Just too beautiful for words.

connie said...

Goodness this is just glorious!!! I just love your use of text and design in this piece... :-)

Jaye said...

This is so great! I hope that you can get it made into a pin (Pin Peddlers???) and get Quilt Canada to sell it as a collectible. I think that the class I took yesterday with Dale Fleming would have helped with the circles, but you did an excellent job. Great design!

quiltmom said...

Jill, You do stunning work- I love the way you use sequences of patterns in your designs. The work is intricate and beautiful.
Congratulations to all your winners.
Regards from a Western Canadian quilter,
Anna
http://quiltmomsjourney.blogspot.com/

Kitchener Quilter Girl said...

Congratulations on your design being chosen. Very well done. It's very striking.

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