Monday, November 7, 2011

Introducing, Liberated Habitat

The BIG REVEAL...

Introducing, Liberated Habitat

Liberated Habitat

Finished with less than 12 hours to spare before my guild meeting.  Phew.  Let's just say as President of the Bay Area Modern Quilt Guild I had extra motivation to get this done by Saturday's meeting.  ; )  As I hand stitched the binding late Friday night, I was very thankful this wasn't a big quilt.  It only measures 30"x45".  The name was inspired by a comment that Jodi left in an earlier blog post.  Thanks Jodi, I think I did manage to liberate the Habitat.  LOL.  It all started with fat eighths of Habitat by Jay McCarrol and a handful of Kona solids.

Habitat Challenge


Liberated Habitat

I used one of Gwen Marston's designs from her book, Liberated Quiltmaking II.  For the quilting, I sewed crazy, criss-cross quilting lines all over to echo the lines on two of the prints.  While I was quilting it, I laughed and asked, "how will I know when I'm done?"  Hmmm... very free flowing.  It was fun!

Liberated Habitat

Tom said it looked like a Picasso.  Not necessarily in a supportive tone.  More of a goading, sassy one.  So my reply was to sign it and frame it like a painting.  So there.  : P

It was a challenge pushing through with my original vision.  I had my doubts.  I had lots of support to "embrace the crazy" from my friends.  It's not that I don't like it, it's just so different than what I usually do.  Looking at it now, it's hard to believe I made it.  For that very reason I love it.  Thank you friends for encouraging me to finish, thank you BAMQG for working along side me with your own challenges, thank you Tom for inspiring a cheeky finish and thank you Free Spirit for supplying our guild with fabric to play with!!

26 comments:

  1. I really like Kona Pomegranate so with all the rest of the colors and patterns in this quilt I am in LOVE!!

    The name suits it so well:)

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  2. Adrianne, it's fabulous! Just my style. I think the yellow really fits in well. (Thanks for mentioning me in your post - what a kick!)

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  3. i am so impressed with your quilt! great color!

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  4. OMGosh!!!!!!! Funky cool Picasso Quilt!!!!!! Lurve!!!!!!!

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  5. Great work on the Habitat challenge! I love the strength that the solid black brings to your work. I'm finding it a challenge to bring all the prints together in my quilt, but you've succeeded!

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  6. I love it! The solids you chose are just the right way to tame the crazy. Very cool!

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  7. Wow, that turned out great! I really love how you framed and signed it!

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  8. Awesome. Love the asymmetrical "matting"

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  9. i love it! i am trying to quilt mine before KCMQG this Thursday - nothing like the last minute, right?!

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  10. OMG, Adrianne, this quilt is so awesome! I especially love the signing and the solids you picked to go to Habitat. I think it's a challenging collection to work with, but you totally made it work amazingly!

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  11. So cool! I love the solids you chose, they're so punchy.

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  12. Love it, it turned out awesome! :)

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  13. YAY for you! Nothing like waiting til the last minute!! The white border does tone it a bit. Love the quilting- goes perfectly with the entire flow of the quilt!

    Nice job Picasso! :o)

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  14. Your quilt is amazing and perfect for such a crazy (in a good way) fabric line! I really love the Picasso-esque signature, too. :D

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  15. I really love the way you signed it. I think this is definitely challenging fabric. Love the solids with it and the white frame.

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  16. It looks very much like a painting- and I love that you embroidered you signature!

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  17. Totally stunning!! Honestly, when I looked at that first picture I thought it was a beautiful art print!! Love it

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  18. I think it is really great! Love the quilting, the way you put the pieces together and the solids you chose. Great job!

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  19. Having seen it without borders, I can't believe how much better it looks! You've framed it perfectly! Great job!

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  20. This is great! Every time I turn my head 90 degrees I see a different quilt. I love it!

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  21. Excellent! and how cool to be featured!

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