Crystal Sunset

posted by mellorcr
Tue, Nov 22 2011


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Inspired by a snowstorm between Christmas 2010 and New Year's Day . A few days later low mist and layers of cirrostratus ice clouds produced a sunset that looked like the northern lights.  After a Christmas visit to Mom's I drove home through the prettiest winter landscape I have ever seen.   It was like being inside an opal.

40 x 29 inches, hand dyed, overdyed  and commercial cottons.  Machine pieced  and raw edge machine qpplique.  Made without fusible webbing.

Comments

Linda wrote re: Crystal Sunset
on Tue, Nov 22 2011 4:20 AM

Beautiful! I'm in awe of those of  you who do art quilting.

Patti wrote re: Crystal Sunset
on Tue, Nov 22 2011 6:26 AM

What a beautiful quilt.  The subject, the dyed fabrics, the way you put them together.  I love how the colors are lightly reflected in the snow. It does give one the impression of being in an opal.

This reminds me of one time when I was in a rainbow.  I know you are only supposed to see them at a distance, but when I rounded a corner, suddenly it seemed like colors were bouncing off the hood of the car, a shimmering rainbow mist all around me.

Barbara wrote re: Crystal Sunset
on Tue, Nov 22 2011 7:54 AM

What a beautiful quilt. I have seen settings like this myself. they are truly the work of God .. You did a wonderful job bringing it to life .Barbara

Nana wrote re: Crystal Sunset
on Tue, Nov 22 2011 11:23 AM

Stunning quilt.  You did an extraordinary job on this one.

Marge (AKA Dimples) wrote re: Crystal Sunset
on Tue, Nov 22 2011 11:38 AM

Beautiful quilt.  I really like how you have quilted it.  

Marija wrote re: Crystal Sunset
on Tue, Nov 22 2011 3:00 PM

BEAUTIFUL!! Machine quilting is awesome and makes such a big difference in this one - LOVE it!!

Rose-Marie wrote re: Crystal Sunset
on Tue, Nov 22 2011 3:18 PM

Beautiful!

Debi wrote re: Crystal Sunset
on Tue, Nov 22 2011 6:49 PM

This is so beautiful - well done. Thanks for sharing - I hope to try my hand in the not to distant future...

lynda kacicz wrote re: Crystal Sunset
on Tue, Nov 22 2011 7:27 PM

I just love art quilting.  Haven't done it in about 25 yrs. but sure would like to start again.  Your Crystal Sunset is truly stunning.  When I looked at it I thought this woman has inspired me.  Thank you for sharing.  Lynda

gini wrote re: Crystal Sunset
on Tue, Nov 22 2011 9:15 PM

this is wonderful,   nice work

Quilter Sher wrote re: Crystal Sunset
on Tue, Nov 22 2011 10:37 PM

Nice work!

dardar wrote re: Crystal Sunset
on Wed, Nov 23 2011 2:34 PM

I am also inspired. I had been looking at some pictures I took over the summer of a stormy lake breaking against rocks. I have often thought it would be neat to make a quilt, but had no idea on how to go about it. Thanks so much for sharing this work of art.

Kelley wrote re: Crystal Sunset
on Wed, Nov 23 2011 9:13 PM

very pretty... nice quilting..

Melody wrote re: Crystal Sunset
on Thu, Nov 24 2011 7:31 AM

Wow, this is stunning.  You are so very talented please keep sharing.

Donna B wrote re: Crystal Sunset
on Fri, Nov 25 2011 10:55 PM

Great Art Quilt, its stunning!  You should join the art quilt group on QCA.  I too live in an area with cold clear winter days and love the ice-crystals glissening in the sunshine.  But, I haven't figured out how to get that in a quilt yet!

Donna B  

Karla wrote re: Crystal Sunset
on Sat, Nov 26 2011 7:43 PM

Beautiful quilt!

Carey wrote re: Crystal Sunset
on Sun, Nov 27 2011 11:58 AM

Gorgeous bet it took a lot of work. You are very talented artisticly :) You could probably teach even.

Aleta wrote re: Crystal Sunset
on Wed, Nov 30 2011 3:30 PM

This is one of those kinds of quilts that would grab your attention at an art quilt show.  Breathtaking!  Really beautiful!

I love landscape quilts; you did a wonderful job with your inspiration in turning it into a quilt!

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